PhD in Wildfire Modelling, Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Deadline: March 12, 2021)

 

We are seeking applications for a PhD student to work on a three-year project focused on modelling wildfire scenarios on southeastern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The ideal candidate will have academic and/or work experience related to wildfire behaviour, fire ecology and risk assessment, and forest ecology, as well as experience with computational modelling and statistics. Applicants must have a relevant Master’s degree completed no later than summer 2021. The successful applicant will be working on an interdisciplinary team of research scientists and students in developing new approaches for modelling wildfire risk and behaviour, with linkages to existing projects related to climate change, carbon emissions, and paleoecology. The position will be jointly supervised by Dr. Chris Bone (UVic Geography) and Dr. Daniel Perrakis (Natural Resources Canada) in collaboration with stakeholders and practitioners from government and industry. Funding for this position is $22,000 per year commencing September 2021 and ending August 2024, with potential of additional income in the form of department employment and awards opportunities.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Chris Bone (chrisbone@uvic.ca) no later than March 12, 2021. Cover letters should explicitly identify how previous academic and/or work experience are related to the skills required for the advertised position. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview, so we ask that you do not send follow-up emails regarding the status of your application.

Master's of Science in Paleoecology and Wildfire Reconstruction, Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Deadline: March 12, 2021)

 

We are seeking applications for a Master's student to work on conducting paleoenvironmental analysis to examine the historical vegetation and wildfire patterns in forested watersheds on southeastern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The ideal candidate will have geological or ecological field and laboratory experience. Past experience working with sediment cores to reconstruct past environments and experience with computation and statistical methods for environmental analysis is desirable, though not necessary. Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree completed no later than April 2021. The successful applicant will be working on an interdisciplinary team of research scientists and students in developing new approaches for understanding the relationship between wildfire and climate change. The position will be jointly supervised by Dr. Chris Bone (UVic Geography) and Dr. Kendrick Brown (Natural Resources Canada) in collaboration with stakeholders and practitioners from government and industry. Funding for this position is $17,500 per year commencing September 2021 and ending August 2023, with potential of additional income in the form of department employment and awards opportunities. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Chris Bone (chrisbone@uvic.ca) no later than March 12, 2021. Cover letters should identify how previous academic and/or work experience are related to the skills required for the advertised position. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview, so we ask that you do not send follow-up emails regarding the status of your application.

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