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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Job posting

Research program title

Digitally-enabled climate solutions

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Program description

Global warming is a global crisis that will require changes across all facets of our societies. Effective solutions must be informed by scientific evidence both of the problem, as well as potential pathways towards environmental sustainability. In an increasingly digital world, it is critical that climate mitigation pathways are able to leverage digital innovations and advanced analytical tools to support their implementation and scalability.

For this postdoctoral position, we are looking for a self-motivated researcher with demonstrate experience applying quantitative skills towards policy-relevant science questions. Potential areas of research expertise could include modelling nature-based climate solutions, quantifying links between climate and biodiversity challenges, building digital tools for climate communication, or assessing equitable pathways towards zero-carbon economies.

The successful candidate will join the Leadership in Environmental and Digital Innovation for Sustainability (LEADS) program a graduate student and postdoctoral training program based at Concordia University in partnership with the Canadian Global Hub of Future Earth.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Climate Science or related field, with strong quantitative skills and experience in developing, leading and publishing policy-relevant science.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


The Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by March 1, 2023.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Damon Matthews
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Damon Matthews


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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