[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Collaborative Postdoctoral, PhD and MSc Positions Available at the University of Waterloo and University of Calgary

Jian Zhao jianzhao at uwaterloo.ca
Sun Mar 26 23:53:14 CEST 2023

Collaborative Postdoctoral, PhD and MSc Positions Available

CLAWAVE: Chemical Load Assessments for Watersheds:
Automation and Visualization Experience

We invite applications for two postdoctoral fellow (PDF), two PhD and three MSc positions to participate in a collaborative research project to develop and apply new methods to extract, treat and visualize concentrations, hydrological flows, chemical loads, and related water quality indicators at the watershed scale. The project will combine hydrological and water quality modelling, data science methods, chemical load estimations, and the development of digital visualization and interpretation tools.  We will focus on past and projected trends in nutrient and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) export from watersheds and their impacts on receiving water bodies, including lakes and coastal marine environments.

The main supervisor for each position is listed in parentheses; however, each position will have an interdisciplinary supervisory team consisting of multiple project team members.

Instructions for applying can be found below.

PDF-1 will generate and analyze concentration-discharge (C-Q) relationships for phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) for major Canadian rivers as a function of land use and land cover (LULC), river management and climate. (Alain Pietroniro)

PDF-2 will focus on current and future trajectories of DOC and nutrient loading to the Arctic Ocean by Canadian rivers in the context of climate and LULC changes. (Philippe Van Cappellen)

PhD-1 will develop user-oriented tools to extract, match and consolidate time series data on river water chemistry, discharge, and meteorological variables from open datasets. (Andrea Brookfield)

PhD-2 will assemble a comprehensive national DOC database and reconstruct DOC load trajectories for northern watersheds. (Philippe Van Cappellen)

MSc-1 will develop an interactive public dashboard for water quality data visualization that can support exploratory and advanced research and enable data storytelling. (Jian Zhao)

MSc-2 will relate C-Q relationships of N and P in the Lake Winnipeg watershed to socio-ecological variables including LULC, water governance, and climate variables. (Chris Parsons)

MSc-3 will derive P and N loads to Lake Winnipeg from observed (past) and projected (future) river discharge and changes in C-Q predictor variables. (Alain Pietroniro)

The PDFs and students will work closely together within a highly interdisciplinary team of researchers from University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The PDF-1 and MSc-3 positions will be located at the University of Calgary, all others at University of Waterloo. The research team will regularly interact with scientists at stakeholder organizations, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, DataStream, and Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Applicants must have (or expect to soon complete) a degree relevant to the position applied for. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative skills and demonstrated experience in one or more of the following or closely related areas: hydrology, water quality, biogeochemistry, data science, and human-computer interaction.

Please submit your application package electronically as a single pdf file to Anita Ghosh (a9ghosh at uwaterloo.ca). In your email, include “CLAWAVE_yourname” in the subject line. Your applications should contain:

- Which PDF, PhD-# or MSc-# position(s) you wish to be considered for
- A letter explaining your motivation to apply
- Curriculum vitae
- Copy of transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted at the application stage)

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The positions will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), Black and members of racialized groups, individuals in the LGBTQ2+ communities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the selection process, please contact a9ghosh at uwaterloo.ca.


Jian Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

519-888-4567, ext. 32987
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