Research Associate, Permafrost Simulation and Data Analysis (Grant-funded Opportunity)

May 26 2023
Industries Education, Training
Categories Geological, Geotechnical, Mining
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Duties and Responsibilities:

Position Overview
We are looking to hire a dedicated and flexible professional who enjoys enabling the success of the team she or he works with and who thrives in the dynamic environment that is typical for multi-sectorial research in academic institutions. The work will involve collaboration with partners across Canada in industry, government and academia, building and expanding on the progress and partnerships in NSERC PermafrostNet.

This position will support quantitative research about past and likely future permafrost change using computer simulation and data from in-situ observation. The main duties will include:
• Maintaining and expanding an existing permafrost simulation and data handling environment.
• Generating computer simulations and evaluating their results, and analysing observational data.
• Technical liaison with national and international permafrost data initiatives, Carleton’s Research Compute Services and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.
• Support for post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in developing their data handling and simulation skills and systems.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Advanced knowledge about permafrost and/or cold regions phenomena and processes.
• Advanced programming skills (Python, R) and familiarity with best practices in software carpentry.
• Experience handling of environmental data (spatial and time series).
• Excellent written communication in English.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• A Master’s or PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., atmospheric science, Earth science, geophysics, environmental or geotechnical engineering).
• One to five years of relevant experience.

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

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