University of Calgary
UofC Navigation
Share this Job:

Post Doctoral Scholar, CFREF

Job ID: 19919

Updated: January 22, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Zero CO2 emissions energy extraction from petroleum reservoirs. Next generation CO2 capture and conversion catalysis.

Duration: 1 year 

Start Date: TBD

Salary: $55,000

The Schulich School of Engineering within the University of Calgary is accepting applications for multiple Postdoctoral Scholars

Job Description:

We are hiring a number of talented and motivated postdoctoral fellows to work on advancing methods on assessment of new energy technologies with the focus on carbon conversion technologies. The postdocs will work under supervision of Dr. Joule Bergerson, Dr. Sean McCoy and Dr. Md Kibria. Some of the positions will work on projects focusing on the University of Calgary CFREF grand challenges of zero CO2 emissions energy extraction from petroleum reservoirs and next generation CO2 capture and conversion catalysis. The Postdoctoral Fellows will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists integrating data for technologies and concepts at different stages of technological development. The PDFs will be expected to collect and synthesize data from such technological systems, apply principles of techno-economic and life cycle assessment to evaluate these systems, and advance techno-economic and lifecycle assessment methods. This position will support a team of researchers developing new technologies and will contribute to publication of peer-reviewed papers in high-impact scientific journals related to systems analysis of early stage energy technologies. 


  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Engineering, Science or a related field
  • Strong communication capabilities with proactive attitude
  • Expertise is sought in a combination of the following areas: statistics, systems level analysis, life cycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, risk and hazard assessment, physics and computational skills. Strength in 2 or 3 of these areas are expected. It is up to the applicant to demonstrate these strengths
  • Ability to initiate and develop original scientific research projects.
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers

Application Details:

Interested candidates should submit applications to by the deadline of February 29, 2020. Applications should comprise a single-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, single-page statement of major research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for three referees. The review of applications will start after January 31, 2020 and will continue until the right candidates are selected. 

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

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

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. For more information visit

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.


Need help?

View our Application FAQs for answers to common questions regarding the application and selection process.