Vacancies: 15 Postdoctoral Positions – Core Modelling & Forecasting Team with Global Water Futures, Canada

Global Water Futures (GWF) is a transformative pan-Canadian research programme, led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), which aims to place Canada as a global leader in water science for the world’s cold regions and to address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing the risks of uncertain water futures, including extreme events. GWF is transdisciplinary, working with a wide range of users and integrating the natural, social, health and engineering sciences to provide disaster warning, improved prediction of climate and water futures, and the decision support tools needed to inform adaptation to change and risk management.

To enhance Canada’s capability to deliver transformative water modelling science, the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at U of S and the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding candidates, for the following 15 postdoctoral fellowship positions listed below.

University of Saskatchewan
(9 positions)

  • Hydrological & Water Quality Forecasting  

    1. Flood Forecasting
    2. Seasonal and Drought Forecasting
    3. Data Assimilation
    4. River Ice Modelling
    5. Water Quality
  • Climate and Diagnostic Hydrological & Water Quality Modelling 
    1. Climate Change
    2. Hydrological Modelling
  • Water Resources Modelling 
    1. Water Resources (including hydro-economics)
    2. Water Resources (decision making under uncertainty, water quality and environmental flow needs)


University of Waterloo
(6 positions)

  1. Model-data assimilation systems for inland water quality forecasting and analysis;
  2. Biogeochemical reaction networks for carbon, nutrients and contaminants;
  3. Multiscale watershed hydrological flow and water quality modelling;
  4. Cold regions lake modelling: ice dynamics, circulation, nutrient cycles and algal blooms;
  5. Ecosystem services valuation, water accounting and hydroeconomic modelling; and
  6. Regional flow and chemical fluxes within the variably saturated subsurface.


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