Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in University of Calgary, Canada

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University of Calgary, Canada invites application for postdoctoral fellowship position in inorganic chemistry on Cost-Effective C02 Reduction Catalyst Development, Canada First Research Excellence Fund

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Research/Job areainorganic chemistry

Project Title- Cost-Effective C02 Reduction Catalyst Development, Canada First Research Excellence Fund

Location- University of Calgary, Canada

Eligibility/Qualification- Accordingly, research group seek applications from qualified candidates within two to four years of their Ph.D. degree to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow position with the following specific qualifications-

Synthetic inorganic chemistry- Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on the synthesis and characterization of organometallic and coordination compounds, particularly of the first row transition series. The ability to prepare and manipulate air and moisture sensitive compounds, and characterize them using a suite of modern spectroscopic and analytical techniques. Working knowledge of electrochemistry and electrocatalysis is also strongly desired.

The appointment will be for two years with a $55,000/year salary (CND dollars); the position also comes with sufficient research support to be managed by the candidate in consultation with the PI members of the team. In addition, the candidate will be required to work within a team environment and so excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers is a must. As a PDF team member, strong leadership in project management is also expected.

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

Job/Position Description- 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 in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources”. The goal of this research is to dramatically reduce the impact of energy extraction and energy use on the environment.

As part of the implementation of its CFREF scientific strategy and to address the Grand Challenge aiming to develop next generation of CO2 conversion catalysis, a project in the production climate neutral synthetic fuels through electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction is seeking a team member at the Postdoctoral level.

The successful candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team of synthetic chemists, electrochemists, surface scientists and engineers consisting of 5-7 PI’s, 5 PDFs and a similar number of graduate students. The primary aim will be to develop new, selective CO2 conversion catalysts supported on novel conducting materials. While initially CO will be targeted as a product, other potential fuels will also be within scope.

How to Apply- Applications should consist of a current CV, a list of two to three referees with contact information and a cover letter indicating your are applying for a position with the Synthetic Fuels team as a synthetic inorganic chemist. Please also indicate your availability. The search will continue until the position is filled, preferably by September 1, 2018.

Last Date for Apply 1 September 2018

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