Postdoctoral fellow – Chemical Reaction Engineering, MITACS

University of Alberta -

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ENG Chemical & Supplies Engineer

Competitors No. – A103651848

Closing Date – Will stay open till stuffed.

This place presents 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 counterpoint our vibrant group.

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

Your work can have a significant affect on an enchanting 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 venture in collaboration with Enerkem (Superior Power Analysis Facility (AERF) at Edmonton Waste Administration Centre (EWMC) Edmonton, Alberta). We’re on the lookout for a extremely motivated and an skilled MITACS post-doctoral fellow to work and help a number of interdisciplinary tasks targeted on the event of renewable intermediates and fuels.


The profitable candidate will probably be enthusiastic about innovation and need to contribute to local weather change options. The candidate will possess a strong observe document of creativity in growing experimental methods and a display utilized information of catalyst science, gasification, and separation know-how.

Choice 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 strong 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 chance of renewal for one further yr. The place is on the market 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 knowledge 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 rules to particular reactions which will have been studied in the course of 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 power, chemical compounds, 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 circulation, 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 price estimation expertise;

Proof of scientific accomplishment by way of peer-reviewed publications;

Wonderful communication abilities and the power to work in a workforce / collaborative surroundings are required.

Most well-liked {Qualifications}

Means to fulfill deadlines and prioritize work successfully

Means to community and construct sturdy skilled relationships

Means to work in a quick paced, excessive quantity surroundings and handle tasks.

Means to work independently with minimal supervision

How one can Apply

Notice: On-line purposes are accepted till midnight Mountain Customary Time of the deadline.

All certified candidates are inspired to use; nonetheless, Canadians and everlasting residents will probably be given precedence. If appropriate Canadian residents or everlasting residents can’t be discovered, different people will probably be thought of. The College of Alberta is dedicated to an equitable, numerous, and inclusive workforce. We welcome purposes from all certified individuals. We encourage girls; First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals; members of seen minority teams; individuals with disabilities; individuals of any sexual orientation or gender identification and expression; and all those that might contribute to the additional diversification of concepts and the College to use.

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