Careers Careers 12/12/2019 McGill University- Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Boundary-layer Meteorology Boundary-Layer Processes and their Links to Sustainability     

 The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in boundary-layer meteorology.  The successful applicant will develop an active research program, supervise graduate students, and teach a variety of the department’s graduate and undergraduate courses.  A relevant doctoral degree in physical sciences or engineering is required.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue research in various aspects of the planetary boundary layer, including but not limited to its turbulent dynamics, radiation, chemistry and/or moist processes, employing observations, modelling and/or theory.  Of particular interest are topics related to sustainability, such as renewable energy production, urban meteorology, and land—atmosphere exchange.  This position will strengthen McGill’s leadership in the science of weather, oceans, climate, and air quality. It also forms an integral part of McGill’s strategic priorities in the areas of environment, infrastructure planning and engineering, and health, as well as McGill’s goal to be a leading institution for sustainable development.  For more information on the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative see         

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has strong ties with the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and with the Earth System Science program. Candidates will benefit from fostering natural links within the department and with other McGill departments and faculties, as well as meteorological and oceanographic research institutions in the Montreal area. Access to high-performance computing is available through Compute Canada. 


McGill University is an English-speaking university located in Montreal, one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities. For more information about McGill University and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, please see  

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. Following a preliminary screening, we will contact the references directly. Applications can be sent via email in pdf format to or by post to Dr. Daniel Kirshbaum, Chair, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 0B9, Canada (Telephone: 1-514-398-3760). 

The preferred starting date for this position is 1 August, 2020.  Review of the applications will begin in early January 2020, and continue until the position is filled. 

McGill University, is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. More information can be found at:  

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Meteorologist Analyst

Meteorologist Analyst 

Dynasty Power is seeking a highly motivated meteorologist to join their expanding team in Calgary, Alberta.  We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science and programming skills who is self-motivated and able to learn and work independently in a fast paced environment. Duties will include (but not limited to) short, medium and long term weather forecasts for areas in the entire of the United States and parts of Canada as well as electricity demand forecasting and renewable energy supply for a specific area (Wind, Hydro, Solar).  Additional duties will include statistical analysis of weather and electricity demand data.

Dynasty Power is a privately held power trading firm that trades financial, physical, and virtual power across North America. Dynasty is active in the following ISO/ RTOs:

  • (PJM) Pennsylvania / New Jersey / Maryland
  • (MISO) Midwest Independent System Operator
  • (ERCOT) Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • (IESO) Ontario Independent System Operator
  •  (SPP) Southwest Power Pool
  • (NYISO) New York Independent System Operator
  • (ISO-CASIO) ISO California
  • (ISO-NE) ISO New England


  • An undergraduate degree in meteorology or atmospheric science or equivalent with higher degrees considered an asset.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R, and SQL.
  • 2 years work experience meteorology analysis or equivalent.
  • Understanding of weather models and how to use them as a weather forecasting tool.
  • Energy load and weather forecasting experience outside school considered an asset.
  • Wind, Solar and Hydro forecasting experience considered an asset.

Accommodation may be provided or subsidized if required until long term accommodation can be found.

Apply by sending resumes to Matthew Corkum (

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PAGSE Manager Position For information about this position click here]]> 2019-11-14 00:00:00.0 Postdoctoral position at ECCC -Estimating Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using Space-Based Data New postdoctoral position at ECCC:
Estimating Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using Space-Based Data

The Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has a new opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher in the following area.
Education: PhD in atmospheric science or a related discipline, with experience with spacebased or ground-based remote sensing data. Graduation must be within no more than 3 years from the start of the appointment.

Background Information: Recent research has already demonstrated the potential of existing space-based observations to quantify anthropogenic CO2 emissions at the scale of individual power plants or urban areas. Capabilities are expected to continually improve in the near future with the launch of new satellite missions and with improved datasets from existing missions. The ability to better quantify anthropogenic emissions at these spatial scales is valuable to support national or sub-national climate change mitigation efforts.

Research: The postdoctoral researcher will develop and improve ECCC data analysis and local scale modeling capabilities to apply CO2 observations from existing satellites to the quantification of anthropogenic emissions from individual large facilities and urban areas. The researcher would become an active member of the science teams for NASA’s OCO-2 and OCO-3 missions, while also regularly working with observations of greenhouse gases or
ancillary data from other satellites or instruments (e.g. TROPOMI, etc.) and conduct simulations for future satellite missions. The researcher will collaborate with scientists at ECCC and externally, publish in peer-reviewed journals and attend scientific meetings/conferences.

Technical Skills: Good programming skills are essential, with experience in python and Fortran preferred.

Application Process: Hiring will be conducted through the Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Program (PRP) inventory. Interested candidates should submit an application by December 1 at:  or . The successful candidate will be appointed as a Term Research Scientist (Level 1). Additional information regarding the application process and program is available via the PRP portal.

For questions related to this specific opportunity, contact: Dr. Ray Nassar, Research
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