The chair will be associated with the Network of Centres of Excellence, ArcticNet (, and three other Canadian Research Chairs from the Biology Department. The position will eventually be linked to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in remote sensing (project to be confirmed) and to a joint international center for the surveillance and modeling of arctic ecosystems and geosystems (National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS-ULaval partnership under development). The chair will be attached to the Strategic Research Group Quebec-Ocean, which promotes excellence in oceanographic research by providing services to researchers and students ( In addition to the scientific management of the research icebreaker CCGS (Canadian Coast Guard Ship) Amundsen and its pool of sophisticated oceanographic equipment, Laval University is part of Consortium Laval, Universite du Quebec, McGill and Eastern Quebec (CLUMEQ). This consortium will provide access to a high-performance computing-platform. The chair will thus benefit from an outstanding research and training environment in the heart of Quebec City.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in oceanography or a related field, with postdoctoral experience and expertise in the modeling of oceanic circulation and/or the modeling of biological or biogeochemical processes. The appointee is expected to teach in French after at most a year, supervise graduate students, and develop an independent grant-funded research program.

In collaboration with researchers at Quebec-Ocean, the candidate is expected to adapt or develop numerical models that couple biotic and physical processes to understand the influence of atmospheric and oceanic climates on the biological productivity of arctic seas.

Candidates should submit a letter describing their motivation for the position, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement not exceeding five pages describing their research and teaching interests, and relevant
publications to:

Selection Committee CRC - Numerical Modeling of Arctic Marine Ecosystems
Departement de Biologie
Universite Laval
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, local 3058
1045 Avenue de la Medecine
Quebec (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the selection committee.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 30 June 2010.

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