Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. The successful applicant will characterize the influence of internal climate variability and external forcing factors on hydroclimatic extremes including the drivers of flooding. The project involves the development of innovative statistical approaches for the analysis of extremes combined with process-based modelling.
* The candidate MUST meet Western’s admission criteria https://www.eng.uwo.ca/civil/graduate/degrees/phd.html
* A master’s degree in hydrology, civil engineering, statistics, or a closely related discipline
* Experience with data analytics and statistical modelling
* Experience with analysis and use of global and regional climate model simulations
* Demonstrated technical and communication skills (including conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals)
* Experience with Python and/or R programming languages
* Ability to work in a self-directed manner and within a team environment
To apply please send a CV, Research Statement, and contacts for two references to mnaj...@uwo.ca. Also, please include your GPA (original, not scaled) and English Proficiency Test score in your email submission (subject line “ATTN: PhD Application-Hydroclimatic Extremes”).
The appointment is expected to start in September 2021 or January 2022. The review of applications will start on July 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
*Applicants will be contacted ONLY if an interview is required.
Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. Applications from all qualified individuals are invited. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Prof. Najafi by email at mnaj...@uwo.ca or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext: 86428