Postdoc in Climate Change and Water Related Risks and Opportunities for Beef Industry via Indeed

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

The Watershed Science & Modelling Lab of the Earth and Atmospheric Department at the University of Alberta
is looking for an innovative and highly motivated candidate to develop and conduct research on water related risk
and opportunities for beef industry under the changing climate of western Canada. The successful candidate will
utilize established models for water, crop yield, and rangeland forage production together with spatial and
temporal beef data to determine water related risks and opportunities for the beef industry while considering the
impacts of climate change and severity of the conflicts over water resources by other economically important
sectors. The end goal is to provide scientifically credible knowledge for informed development in western

Qualifications and Specific Skills

o PhD degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering and
Sciences, Agricultural Sciences or a closely related fields

o Track record of success in publishing peer reviewed papers in related scientific journals 
o Proficient knowledge and understanding of watershed hydrology with a specific focus on soil-plant-water

relationship and interactions with climate and land management practices
o Proficient knowledge and understanding of principles and applications of statistical methods for

processing and analysis of environmental data 
o Proficient knowledge of scripting and programming for environmental modelling, database management

and geospatial tools for processing and analysis of large environmental data sets
o Possess knowledge and understanding of beef production systems from animal feed to meat
o Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, prioritize, adapt to rapidly shifting priorities and

manage research projects from start to scientific publication
o Superior written, communication and interpersonal skills for effective and efficient development of

scientific publications and interaction with other researchers and public

To Apply: 
Forward your updated CV to Dr. Monireh Faramarzi. 

Contact Name: Monireh Faramarzi
Address: University of Alberta; Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
Email: [email protected]
T: 780 492-7241 (+1 if outside Canada) 

Closing date:
Position open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will
be contacted.