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Postdoctoral Scholar, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Job ID: 20437

Updated: May 19, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
Duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension based on the performance and fund availability
Start date: August 1st, 2020
Salary: Minimum of $40,000/year plus Plan C extended 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 in the Energy and Environment  Research Group (EERG). The Energy and Environment Research Group (EERG) is led by Dr. Nader Mahinpey, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary. The research program for EERG is focused on promoting the scientific advancement of clean energy and green engineering.
Job Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual with a strong background in heterogeneous catalysis for carbon capture and utilization. The successful candidate will contribute to advance the research activities at the Energy and Environment Research Group (EERG) to develop and evaluate materials for carbon capture and utilization, with focus on CH4 reforming and chemical looping processes.
  • Hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering (or related disciplines) from an accredited university.
  • The candidate must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent within the five years immediately preceding the start date of this posting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, with strong background in catalysis and reaction engineering.
  • Proven track record in materials and technology development in applications related to carbon capture and utilization.
  • High level of hands-on skills in catalyst preparation methods, characterization, and performance evaluation as well as modeling and simulation of chemical reactor systems using HYSYS, Aspen Plus, Comsol and other software.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to collaborate with other researchers, and supervising graduate students.
  • Proven track record in knowledge dissemination in terms of peer-reviewed journal publication, conference presentation, and writing regular progress report.
Application details:
Applications will be received until June 15th, 2020. Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
To apply, please send your application package including a cover letter, CV, selected reprints of publications, and names and contact info of two to three references that may support your application. All the aforementioned documents should be sent as one pdf file to Dr. Mohanned Mohamedali via email  ([email protected]) using “Postdoc-CRE 2020” in the subject line.

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. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

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