Postdoctoral position

  • Anywhere

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in atmospheric convection. The successful candidate will conduct observational and numerical research on turbulent processes within cumulus clouds and their impacts on macroscopic cloud development. The observational component will involve remote cloud observations and retrievals at Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DoE/ARM) sites, and the numerical component will involve large-eddy simulations based on observed shallow and deep convection events. The ultimate goals of this research are to advance the physical understanding of cloud turbulence processes and apply this understanding toward improvements in cumulus parameterizations within global climate models.


The initial appointment is for one year but is renewable for up to two additional years, subject to available funding and satisfactory progress. The preferred starting date is approximately 1 October, 2019, but can be adjusted based on candidate availability. Candidates with a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a closely-related field, preferably with strong background in some combination of cloud physics and/or dynamics, high-resolution atmospheric modelling (including large-eddy simulation), and development of cumulus or atmospheric-turbulence parameterizations, are encouraged to apply. Experience in a Unix/Linux environment with programming (e.g., Fortran) and scripting (e.g., Python or MATLAB) languages is also highly desired.


Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and names of three references to by 15 September 2019.


For further information, please contact:


Prof. Daniel Kirshbaum

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University,

805 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 945,

Montreal, QC, H3A 0B9, Canada

(Phone: 514-398-3347; Fax: 514-398-6115)


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