Postdoctoral Scholar in Electrokinetic Soil Remediation, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering – Calgary

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    20 hours ago
  • Category:
    Engineering

Job ID:19909Updated:January9, 2020Location:Main CampusPosition DescriptionArea :     Electrokinetic Soil RemediationDuration :  2 years Start date :  April 1, 2020Salary :     $50,000 plus benefits, travel & computer allowance, & operating budgetsTheDepartment of Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringin theSchulich School of Engineeringat the University of Calgary is accepting applications for aPostdoctoral Scholar in Electrokinetic Soil Remediation . Job Description :For a highly collaborative research project on the ‘Electrokinetic Remediation of Salt Impacted Sites’, conducted with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and Imperial Oil, we have an open position for an outstanding postdoctoral scholar. In the project, bench scale experiments, investigating the influence of different process parameters on the salt removal rates will be combined with the development of electrode materials and configuration prior to moving to a field test for technology implementation. As a postdoctoral scholar, you will be involved in the projects conducted at the University of Calgary, and you are expected to take a leadership role in the communication between the different project partners. The postdoctoral scholar must have experimental knowledge on electrokinetic phenomena and electrochemistry. In addition, experience with electrokinetic or electrochemical modeling is desirable. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to apply for major funding opportunities that they are eligible for (e.g. NSERC, Killam, AITF, Banting).Responsibilities : Design of experiments and investigation of electrokinetic phenomena in bench-scale soil remediation systems.Development of electrode materials and performance testing of these electrodes.Development of a computational model for electrode optimization.Preparing reports and presentations to sponsoring company and agency.Communication of results through peer-reviewed publications and international conferences.Work with and lead project team members across projects.Qualifications : PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, electrochemistry, or any other relevant area of engineering and strong analytical skillsDemonstrated experimental skills in the area of electrokinetics, electrochemistry and analytical methods. Experience in design and fabrication of experimental test stations is desired.Experience in modeling of electrokinetic phenomena and electrochemisty is desirable. Good communication and organizational skills are required.Application details :   Applications should consist of a current CV, a list of 2-3 referees with contact information and a cover letter indicating your research interests, as well as your potential start date. The position is available immediately and the search will continue until the suitable candidate is found. If you have any questions regarding this position, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Benneker ( anne.benneker@ucalgary.ca ) or Sathish Ponnurangam ( sathish.ponnurangam@ucalgary.ca ).Additional InformationTo learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourPostdoc Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visitCareers in the Schulich School of Engineering.About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visitucalgary.ca.To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visitresearch.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.About Calgary, AlbertaCalgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.