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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Design Schemes to Co-optimize CO2 EOR and Sequestration, Canada First Research Excellence Fund

Job ID: 13675

Updated: August 17, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Design Schemes to Co-optimize CO2 EOR and Sequestration

In 2016, the University of Calgary was awarded $75 million over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) for  its initiative entitled: “Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low carbon Unconventional Resources” (GRI). The goal of this research is to dramatically reduce the impact of energy extraction and energy use on the environment.

As part of the implementation of its GRI scientific strategy and to improve hydrocarbon recovery/development efficiency while reducing resource utilization, and sequestering GHGs in low-permeability reservoirs, a project titled “Design Schemes to Co-optimize CO2 EOR and Sequestration is seeking a team member at the Postdoctoral level.

Successful candidates will work within a multidisciplinary team from petroleum engineering and geosciences.

Accordingly, we seek applications from qualified candidates within 2-4 years of their Ph.D. degree to fill up to 1 Postdoctoral Fellow position with the following specific qualifications:

  • Recent PhD graduate in petroleum engineering or geosciences,
  • Research experiences in analysis, modeling and simulation of tight and shale oil and gas reservoirs,
  • Research experiences in EOR and CO2 sequestration,
  • Skilled in use of software such as Accumap, CMG Winprop, CMG GEM, Eclipse, and Gromacs,
  • Skilled in high performance computing, 
  • Good communication skills, and
  • Being able to work and collaborate in a large group of researchers.

Appointment will be for 2 years with a $55,000 CAD/year stipend. In addition, the candidate will be required to work within a team environment and so excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers is a must.

Application details:

Applications should consist of a current CV, a list of 2-3 referees with contact information and a cover letter indicating you are applying for a position with “CO2 EOR and Sequestration” of theme 2 entitled the “Sustainable Hydrocarbon Recovery from Low Permeability Reservoirs”. Please also indicate your availability. The positions are available immediately and the search will continue until the team is assembled. 

In assembling the GRI research teams, aggressive diversity and equity targets are in place and so applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

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

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 academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

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

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

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