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Postdoctoral Scholar, Green Catalysis Research Group, Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada
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Date Posted April 02, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Scholar, Green Catalysis Research Group, Schulich School of Engineering

Area: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Duration: 1 to 3 years
Start date: Immediate*
Salary: $45,000 CAD to $60,000 CAD per year, plus University of Calgary Plan C Benefits

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar appointment in the Green Catalysis Research Group. Our research group is located in Calgary, Alberta, the energy capital of Canada, where the head office of every major oil and gas company in the country can be targeted, and a fast-growing city that attracts the best and brightest people in the world.

Job Description:
We are seeking highly self-motivated and knowledgeable individuals with a strong background in heterogeneous catalysis and its application in clean energy and environmental control to join the Green Catalysis Research Group (GCRG). The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the GCRG team to develop low-cost catalyst systems with high performances and novel catalytic processes for efficient energy utilization in an economical, renewable, and environmentally-friendly way. To learn more about the CCRC, please visit https://ucalgary.ca/gcrg/research.

We seek individuals holding a PhD in Chemical Engineering (or related discipline), with 5+ years of relevant research and development or work experience in clean energy and environmental control, including:

  • Thorough knowledge and creative application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, with strong background in catalysis and reaction engineering

  • Strong background and proven track record in developing novel process technologies related to chemical production from fossil fuels and renewable fuels and/or hazardous pollutants removal from flue gas generated from fossil fuel combustion

  • Proficient in catalyst synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation as well as reactor system design and fabrication

  • Creative problem-solving and strong critical thinking skills

  • Understanding of technical and economic implications of novel process technologies on industrial processes, with cost estimation experience desirable

  • Good at communicating with others and supervising junior group members

  • Excellent in results dissemination in terms of project progress report, conference oral/poster presentation, invention disclosure, and peer-reviewed journal publication.

To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree within five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application details:
For full consideration, please submit your applications on or before April 30, 2020 via email (sonh@ucalgary.ca) to Hua Song, Ph.D., P. Eng., Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

All applications must include:

  • a cover letter outlining the candidate’s date of availability,* suitability and motivation for the role, including a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments;

  • a current curriculum vitae;

  • selected reprints of publications

  • copies (unofficial is ok) of the diplomas/university certificates; and

  • a list of two (2) or three (3) references that may support the candidate’s application.

Please contact Dr. Song by email (sonh@ucalgary.ca) or telephone: 403-220-3792 if you have questions or interest in applying for this position.

As part of our efforts to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all new international postdoctoral scholar hires arriving from outside Canada must have an appointment start date of July 1, 2020 or later.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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