Ph.D. Assistantship for Hydrologic Modelling

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

The School of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is seeking applications for a Ph.D. student to work on Hydrologic Modelling studies, starting September 2019.

The main objective of this research is to explore climate change and extreme weather impacts on eco-hydrological processes at watershed or catchment-scale. This research will be conducted using eco-hydrological modelling system (MESH-CTEM-N+) that incorporates the nitrogen coupled Canadian Land Surface Scheme and Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem model
(CLASS-CTEM-N+) in the Modélisation Environmentale Communautaire (MEC) Surface and Hydrology system (MESH). This model will be used to investigate feedbacks between energy, water, carbon and nutrient cycles from site to watershed or catchment scales. This position is funded through Global Water Futures (GWF) initiative. Selected student will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers associated with the GWF and Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Canada.

Past experience and knowledge in hydrologic and/or ecosystem models and expertise in programming, FORTRAN, Matlab or R is required. Students should apply by emailing a cover letter describing their background, resume, list of relevant courses and names of two referees to Dr. Altaf Arain (arainm@mcmaster.ca).  Graduate student benefits will include stipend through scholarship and TAship, tuition fee waiver, health, and dental insurance and opportunities to interact with students involved forest water and carbon cycle fieldwork.

Review of the applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

To apply for this job email your details to arainm@mcmaster.ca