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Wildland Fire Environmetrics Research Scientist | Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and apply statistical methods to predict the occurrence and duration of severe wildfires in Canada. The researcher will work with fire scientists from NRCan and statisticians at the University of Guelph as part of an interdisciplinary “Daily Fire Occurrence and Burn Probability” project.

We seek a statistician or a quantitative environmental scientist with expertise and interest in statistical methods relevant for environmental/atmospheric sciences. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team in NRCan and at the University of Guelph. The expertise of team members includes applied statistical modelling, stochastic processes, machine learning, climate analyses, and wildfire behaviour and occurrence prediction. The successful candidate will focus on the analysis of the influence of weather and other environmental variables on the occurrence of lightning, human-caused and severe fires, and the development of predictive models for such occurrence. Understanding and predicting such “megafires” is an area of intensive current research in the fire science community and critically important to public safety.

This is a 1-year term position with renewal for an additional 18 months contingent upon satisfactory job performance and continuing availability of funds. The position will be located in Victoria, B.C. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024, but is flexible.

Application deadline: Now accepting applications.

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Postdoctoral Fellows (2 positions with CANSSI Collaborative Research Team) | University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa

Two postdoctoral fellow positions in Statistics are currently available with the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team (CRT) on The Application of Statistical Methods to Wastewater Analysis, led by Charmaine Dean (University of Waterloo), Robert Delatolla (University of Ottawa), and X. Joan Hu (Simon Fraser University). One position will be at the University of Waterloo with the focus on development of statistical methods, supervised by C. Dean jointly with X.J. Hu; the other position, at the University of Ottawa, on statistical applications in wastewater analysis, supervised by R. Delatolla jointly with C. Dean.

These positions will advance knowledge and analysis related to statistical methods for the analysis of health projects related to disease surveillance. Each of the appointments is for an initial term of one year, with potential for renewal for a second year, with a salary of $60,000. The starting dates of the positions are September 2024, with flexibility for starting later in Fall 2024.  Each of the postdoctoral fellows may have opportunities to teach one course per academic year based on teaching qualifications and the preference of the candidate.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with reviewing beginning in July 2024 until the positions are filled. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in Statistics or a related area. Experience in research areas such as spatio-temporal analysis, machine learning, and/or joint (random effects) modelling would be advantageous to accelerating the research projects.  No knowledge of wastewater-based surveillance or wastewater-based epidemiology is expected.  We are looking for candidates who have interest in health research as well as expertise in statistical methods to research several interesting surveillance questions leading to better tools for warning signals in surges of disease that would impact health system utilization, so as to better support patient care.

Applicants are invited to submit the following information with the subject line of “Statistics Postdoc Application” to (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, identifying date or expected date of completion of a PhD, (c) a short research statement describing current and past research (two-page maximum), and (d) a list of contact information for three references.

Application deadline: Review of applications begins in July 2024.

Mitacs Programs for Students and Postdocs | Ongoing

Mitacs offers various opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Location: Canada
Deadline: Multiple

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