University of Alberta
Statistical Climatology Group

Postdoctoral Fellows in Statistical Climatology

The Statistical Climatology Group of the University of Alberta seeks two postdoctoral fellows.
They will work on the research projects in following areas: detecting climate change with respect to
variance and higher moments, detecting the change of climate extremes, detecting the climate change
when regarding the earth climate as a nonlinear and non-stationary process, signal analysis
on typical climate time series, estimating the errors of various types of interpolated climate data sets,
optimally designing future climate observational networks, and reconstructing benchmark data sets
of temperature and precipitation. The time scale of the research ranges from an hour to 200 years, and
the spatial scale is from a region to the globe.

Skills required include FORTRAN programming, analysis of large climate data sets, climate modeling,
basic statistics and linear algebra, basic applied mathematics, good verbal and written communication.
Recent Ph.D.s in geophysical sciences, statistics, applied mathematics, or related areas are welcome to

Salary: $35,000 per year. Starting date: now until when the positions are filled.
The initial offer is for one year and the position is renewable up to three years.

Please send your application cover letter, CV, abstract of your Ph.D. dissertation, a statement of your
research plan and two reference letters to:

Dr. Samuel Shen
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1

The applications may be submitted via email at or
For more information about the Statistical Climatology Group, please visit and

Two Graduate Research Assistants are also being recruited by the same group. Salary: $18,000 per year.
Additional scholarships may be awarded depending on qualification.

The University of Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in employment. As an employer we welcome
diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including Aboriginal
peoples, person with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.