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Post Doctoral Scholar - Heterogeneous Catalysis, Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary

Postdoctoral Scholar position

Area: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Duration: 1 – 3 years
Start date: Immediate
Salary: 45,000 $CAD to 60,000 $CAD per year, negotiable based on funding, qualifications, and experience, plus University of Calgary Postdoctoral health insurance benefits

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 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.
Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application details:

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please do not hesitate to contact me, Dr. Song, if you have interest in applying this position. E-mail:, Tel: (403) 220-3792.

Interested applicants may direct any inquiries about the position to

To apply, please submit your application via email as a single PDF file with the subject line: Postdoctoral application – [Your name] to Dr. Hua Song at

All applications must include the following documents:
1. One-page cover letter expressing interest in this position, including date of availability, suitability and motivation for the role
2. Current curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a list of all publications, and selected reprints of publications
3. A one-page research statement including a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments
4. Official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)/university certificate(s)
5. The names and contact information of at least two (2) to three (3) referees with knowledge of your research and academic experience to support your application

Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines ( for more information prior to applying for this position. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply. Postdocs who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada are advised to visit Information for International Postdoctoral Scholars ( for more information.

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs ( website.

Additional Information
To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website ( For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering (

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