The Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS) is a research unit of the University of Saskatchewan offering career opportunities for:

  • Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Research Associates
  • Research Engineers
  • Visiting Research Scientists
  • Graduate Students

Degrees may be awarded in the disciplines of:

  • Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering

National and International Programmes

  • CAWSES (2004-2009) global programmes for 'Space Weather' and 'Climate Change' of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics)
  • CEDAR (Coupling Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions - U.S.)
  • Satellites such as UARS (WINDII, HRDI), MOPITT, ISO-LWS, Odin-OSIRIS, TIMED, ACE
  • Canadian CANOPUS and International-SuperDARN programmes
  • SPARC (Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate), a project of the World Climate Research Programme

Global Change and Space Weather

  • The chemistry and physics of the troposphere and middle atmosphere, including production and loss mechanisms for environmentally important molecules e.g. ozone, using ground-based and satellite observing-systems
  • Atmospheres of other planets in the solar system to study planetary formation and evolution, using infrared spectrometers on telescopes and satellites (planetary astronomy)
  • The dynamics of the middle atmosphere (55-110 km), including measurements of atmospheric waves, turbulence, and related airglow parameters, using MF radars, optical- and satellite-systems
  • The auroral E and F regions (100-300 km), focusing upon plasma instabilities, waves and convection patterns, using local VHF/MF radars, and the HF SuperDARN global network
  • The magnetosphere, including solar wind interactions, and coupling with the ionosphere and thermosphere, using SuperDARN, satellites and numerical modelling

Funding Available

For well qualified graduate students.

Apply to: 
Dr. A.H. Manson, Executive Secretary
Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies
University of Saskatchewan
116 Science Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2 Canada