Postdoctoral Scholar in Global Research Initiative (GRI) in Interfacial Science & Material Chemistry, Canada First Research Exce
University of Calgary
Canada

Several Postdoctoral positions are available for projects to investigate the use of novel additives in Oil Sands Recovery Processes. The position is available immediately and the search will continue until the team is assembled.

In 2016, the University of Calgary was awarded $75 million over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) for its initiative entitled Global Research Initiative (GRI) in Sustainable Low carbon Unconventional Resources. The goal of this research is to dramatically reduce the impact of energy extraction and production on the environment.

As part of the implementation of its GRI scientific strategy and to improve hydrocarbon recovery, while reducing emissions and energy intensity, we are seeking applications from qualified and motivated scientists with a passion for clean energy and interdisciplinary research.

You will work in the area of understanding solvent-additive dynamics and interactions under various conditions, the solvent include both aqueous and non-aqueous solvents and their mixtures of different ratios, and the additives include nanoparticles, surfactants, polymers, etc. 


Qualifications:

We welcome applications from candidates with strong expertise in physical chemistry, material science, colloid and interfacial science or related disciplines with a strong track record in academic research. Previous experience in material synthesis and characterization, microscopy, and microfluidics is highly desirable.

You will be required to work within a team environment which requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers.

To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent within the five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.


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