Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunities

GEOGRAPHY

Arctic land-terminating glacier changes and related surface mass balance

Project Description:
Remote sensing and DEM analysis of short and medium term changes in glacier area and volume using a variety of remote sensing and DEM data, as well as supplemental mass balance data. Candidates require a solid background in glaciology, and especially knowledge of surface mass balance and glacier remote sensing, including semi-automated and manual digitization of land-terminating margins from high resolution images. Also required are one or more of the following: an active understanding of glacier system response to climate change, experience in analysis of GIS and RS-based glacier inventories, historical glacier fluctuations, satellite image and surface DEM processing/differencing, and surface mass balance data. This project is one of the sub-themes of the NSERC-funded research program "Effects of Arctic sea fog on glacier melt", which has a main focus on glacierized coastal regions in Greenland and Arctic Canada.

Program of Study:
PhD/PDF

Funding:
Research Assistantship through NSERC-supported Supervisor. Potential additional funding through several internal and external awards, including Teaching Assistantship.

Contact Information:
Hester Jiskoot, PhD

Other Information:
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DHILLON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Operations Research, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or Relevant Discipline

Project Description:
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Dhillon School of Business, University of Lethbridge, funded by SSHRC grants. Candidates must hold a PhD in operations research, operations management, industrial engineering, or relevant disciplines and possess a record that demonstrates their research potential. Doctoral students close to completing their PhD are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must have strong mathematical, modeling, and computational skills in the context of optimization theory and data analytics.

The selected candidate will be involved in a research project that centers on the mixture of theory development, mathematical modeling, empirical analysis, and policy-making experiments. In the context of agribusiness operations, this project explores the following primary research avenues:

(1) sustainability development; (2) supply chain management; (3) agriculture planning.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to conduct top-notched research in these areas.

Commencing Summer 2018, this position is for one year with a possibility of extensions based on strong performance. There is some flexibility with regards to the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate. The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow.

Program of Study:
PhD/PDF

Funding:
SSHRC grants

Contact Information:
Applicants should preferably e-mail their CV (including the contact information for at least two references), one-page research statement, and representative papers to Dr. Alireza Tajbakhsh at alireza.tajbakhsh@uleth.ca.

Other Information:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Dhillon School of Business, with campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, has joined the ranks of the world’s top business schools by achieving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.