Postdoctoral Researcher in Catalysis

University of Calgary

Schulich School of Engineering

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4

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Postdoctoral Scholar position

Area: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Duration: 1~3 years
Start date: immediately
Salary: $45,000~60,000 per year (plus benefits)

Job Description:

Post-doctoral position available for highly self-motivated candidates with a strong background in heterogeneous catalysis and its application in clean energy and environmental control to join the Green Catalysis Research Group (GCRG: Our research group is located in Calgary, the energy capital of Canada where the head office of every major oil & gas company in the country can be targeted and a fast-growing city attracting the best and brightest people in the world. While situated in such unique environment, we are granted convenient accesses to all these valuable resources beneficial for conducting our research in clean energy and environmental control. As a well behaving citizen of such scenic and vibrant city, we aim to make our own contributions to keep its leading position in Canada’s energy sector through developing low-cost catalyst systems with high performance and novel catalytic processes for efficient energy utilization in an economical, renewable, and environmentally friendly way.

The qualified candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and related fields
  • 5+ years of relevant R&D or work experience in clean energy and environmental control
  • Thorough knowledge and creative application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, with strong background in catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Strong background and proven track record in catalytic biomass upgrading or electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and catalyst development for low temperature fuel cell application
  • Proficient in catalyst synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation as well as reactor system design and fabrication
  • Creative problem-solving and strong critical thinking skills
  • Understanding of technical and economic implications of novel process technologies on industrial processes, with cost estimation experience desirable
  • Good at communicating with others and supervising junior group members
  • Excellent in results dissemination in terms of project progress report, conference oral/poster presentation, invention disclosure, and peer-reviewed journal publication.

Full applications including curriculum vitae, a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments, selected reprints of publications, two to three references and expected availability date should be submitted to Dr. Hua Song, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, EEEL 457B, 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Tel: (403) 220-3792. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have interest in applying this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00-$60,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Doctoral Degree (preferred)

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