Postdoctoral fellow – Chemical Reaction Engineering, MITACS

University of Alberta

This place provides a advantages package deal discovered at Postdoctoral Fellows Advantages .

Location – North Campus Edmonton. This function is in-person. 

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to complement our vibrant neighborhood.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, neighborhood builders, and world shapers who lead with objective each day. We’re residence to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate applications, over 13,000 college and employees, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one among Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work may have a significant affect on an interesting cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division/School 

The place is with the Division of Chemical and Supplies Engineering to work on a MITACS mission in collaboration with Enerkem (Superior Power Analysis Facility (AERF) at Edmonton Waste Administration Centre (EWMC) Edmonton, Alberta). We’re searching for a extremely motivated and an skilled MITACS post-doctoral fellow to work and help a number of interdisciplinary tasks centered on the event of renewable intermediates and fuels.


The profitable candidate will probably be keen about innovation and wish to contribute to local weather change options. The candidate will possess a stable observe report of creativity in growing experimental methods and a exhibit utilized information of catalyst science, gasification, and separation expertise.  

Desire will probably be given to candidates with a powerful background in chemical engineering, demonstrated expertise working with catalysis (zeolite chemistry), and expertise in working high- strain tubular reactor and information of on-line analytical quantification strategies.  

A stable understanding of kinetics, warmth and mass switch, thermodynamics, and numerical strategies are anticipated. Expertise with catalyst synthesis, characterization, reactor design, experimental design (i.e., factorial experimental design), and experimental precision / execution are desired abilities for the place.

The fellowship will probably be for a 6.5 month appointment, with a risk of renewal for one further yr. The place is out there instantly till it’s stuffed. 

Stipend: 47,000 CAD/yr plus advantages as utilized below UofA postdoctoral program workplace. After 6.5 months, if the place is renewed, the wage will enhance to 49,000 CAD/yr.


  • Working a excessive strain fastened mattress reactor 
  • Working with gaseous combination together with carbon monoxide 
  • Working fuel chromatograph and bother capturing 
  • Commissioning a newly put in GC-MS system 
  • Synthesizing steel loaded catalyst, a composite with small pore zeolites both utilizing alumina-silicate or silica-alumina-phosphorus framework 
  • Designing experiments round kinetics information era and fee mannequin estimation

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • Ph.D. diploma in Chemical Engineering or associated fields with a sound understanding and demonstration of making use of elementary scientific and engineering ideas to particular reactions which will have been studied throughout the thesis work or in industrial work carried out by the applicant. The preliminary appointment should happen inside most 5 years from the completion of a doctoral diploma;  
  • 3+ years of related R&D or work expertise in a pilot plant/ laboratory on clear vitality, chemical substances, and gasoline sector;  
  • Good understanding of zeolite catalysis, catalyst characterization, catalyst system purposes, separation strategies, design and execution of experiments, and complete and exact reporting.  
  • Clear understanding of bench/pilot reactor system design (plug move, fluidized mattress and many others.), fabrication, and  
  • Develop kinetic and reactor fashions in addition to course of integration fashions for scale-up utilizing Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus and different superior course of modeling instruments;  
  • Understanding technical and financial implications of novel course of applied sciences on industrial processes with value estimation expertise;  
  • Proof of scientific accomplishment by way of peer-reviewed publications;  
  • Wonderful communication abilities and the power to work in a crew / collaborative atmosphere are required.  

Most popular {Qualifications} 

  • Capacity to satisfy deadlines and prioritize work successfully
  • Capacity to community and construct sturdy skilled relationships 
  • Capacity to work in a quick paced, excessive quantity atmosphere and handle tasks. 
  • Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision 

Word: On-line purposes are accepted till midnight Mountain Customary Time of the cut-off date.

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