Ph.D Student Opportunities

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Hydrometeorology and climatology group at the School of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is seeking applications for two Ph.D student opportunities starting fall term, 2015. Details are given below:

(1)    Ph.D student – Hydrologic Modelling. The main objective of this work is to study hydrological processes at catchment or watershed scale using a hydrologic model and determine how these processes may be influenced by climate change and extreme weather events. Applicants should have a background in hydrological modelling and strong analytical and programming skills. This work is part of newly funded FloodNet Project.

(2)    Ph.D student – Terrestrial Ecosystem Modelling: The main objective of this work is to study soil-vegetation-atmospheric interactions using a state-of-the-art carbon and nitrogen coupled land surface scheme, CLASS-CTEM-N+.  Applicants should have a background in land schemes or terrestrial ecosystem models and strong analytical and programming skills such as knowledge of FORTRAN programming language, statistical analysis (Matlab, SPLUS etc) and Unix platforms.

Qualified candidates should submit statement of research interests, resume, copies of transcripts and names of two referees to Dr. Altaf Arain (arainm@mcmaster.ca).

 Application deadline is 20 March 2015. Review of the applications will begin immediately.