Postdoctoral fellow – Chemical Reaction Engineering, MITACS

University of Alberta

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

Location – North Campus Edmonton. This position 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 group.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, group builders, and world shapers who lead with function every day. We’re house to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate packages, over 13,000 school and workers, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one in every of 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 ailments, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division/College 

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 assist a number of interdisciplinary tasks targeted on the event of renewable intermediates and fuels.


The profitable candidate will likely be captivated with innovation and need to contribute to local weather change options. The candidate will possess a strong monitor file of creativity in creating experimental methods and a show utilized data of catalyst science, gasification, and separation know-how.  

Choice will likely 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 data 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 likely be for a 6.5 month appointment, with a chance of renewal for one extra yr. The place is accessible instantly till it’s stuffed. 

Stipend: 47,000 CAD/yr plus advantages as utilized underneath 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 mounted 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 metallic loaded catalyst, a composite with small pore zeolites both utilizing alumina-silicate or silica-alumina-phosphorus framework 
  • Designing experiments round kinetics knowledge technology and price mannequin estimation

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • Ph.D. diploma in Chemical Engineering or associated fields with a sound understanding and demonstration of making use of basic scientific and engineering rules to particular reactions that will have been studied through 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 substances, and gas 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 circulate, fluidized mattress and so forth.), 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 through peer-reviewed publications;  
  • Glorious communication abilities and the power to work in a staff / collaborative atmosphere are required.  

Most popular {Qualifications} 

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

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

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