Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, PIMS

349 23510Position ID: PIMS-FORECASTPIMSPDF2024 [#23510]
Position Title: PDF for PIMS CRG in Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling for Renewable Energy
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematical Modeling, Renewable Energy
Application Deadline: 2023/12/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/19, updated 2023/10/13, listed until 2024/04/13)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

We would like to invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position hosted by the University of Calgary in the area of forecasting and mathematical modeling for renewable energy. We are seeking applicants with a strong quantitative background and research experience with real world applications involving high dimensional data. Some key topics of interest include but not limited to: Spatio-temporal processes, atmospheric boundary layer, hierarchical Bayesian models, optimization, wind farm modeling, transmission and generation planning, modeling of electricity markets with renewables. The earliest possible start date is April 1, 2024.

This position is a part of PIMS Collaborative Research Group (CRG) in Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling for Renewable Energy, which is an initiative among University of Calgary, University of Victoria and Acadia Universities providing ample opportunities for collaboration and networking. The minimum total stipend is 50,000 (CAD) per year plus benefits for duties including research and teaching one to two courses per year.

We are committed to employment equity and diversity, and encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people from any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; people of any races, including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and racialized people; people with disabilities. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals are all encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted electronically through and consist of the following:

  • An AMS standard cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (3 pages maximum)
  • Four recommendation letters, including one from the nominating UCalgary Faculty Member (see below), and one addressing teaching.

The candidate must arrange for a nomination letter from a sponsoring faculty member from the University of Calgary participating in the CRG (see the list below). That faculty member should be included as one of your references, and will receive special instructions to include the details of their nomination along with their reference letter. Please note, all candidates for this position must be sponsored in this way and failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Below is a list of participating faculty members (potential sponsors):

  • Robert Martinuzzi, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (
  • Jinniao Qiu, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (
  • Deniz Sezer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (
  • Tony Ware, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (
  • Yuriy Zinchenko, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (

The hiring committee will begin to review applicants starting on December 5, but the application will stay open until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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(604) 822-3922
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
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