Two post-doctoral research fellow positions

Aathabasca University - Edmonton, AB (30 days ago)

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We are seeking an outstanding candidate to undertake cutting-edge research on remediation and reclamation for postdoctoral positions supported by MITACS and CEPro Energy Group. This is an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and ambitious researchers to use state-of-the-art approaches to make an impact in a fast-moving field of research towards an proven industrial-academic-regulatory leader role.

The postdocs will be a member of the CAIP Research Chair team at Athabasca University and CEPro Energy Group. In the competitive oil and gas marketplace, the costs of remediation and environmental protection can affect the growth and profitability of the oil well operators. Therefore the challenge of improving the efficiency and cost of phased environmental site assessments is essential for both the profit of the corporations involved and adequate protection of the environment. The objective of the project is to develop an asset life cycle environmental liability management process to minimize the final liability discharge costs in the current phased environmental site assessment (ESA).


  • A PhD in ago-ecosystem, environment, engineering, or other most relevant science/engineering fields
  • Experience in an life cycle assessment (LCA) and integrated decision-making approach, particularly in applications to oil & gas industries
  • Experience in modelling of biogeochemical or hydrological processes, as well as numerical simulation.
  • Experience in oil & gas field work
  • Strong skills and experience with programing languages (C, C++, SQL or Fortran) and coding and ability to design concept of model, algorithms and database
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed scientific publication
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and to efficiently deliver results on time
  • Ability and desire to work in a closely cooperating interdisciplinary team
  • A plus in experience of biogeochemical modelling (e.g. DNDC, ArcGIS, geostatistical modeling)
  • Capability to promote the downstream commercialization of R&D achievements and lead a R&D team and closely working with industrial and acdamica partners in Canada and internationally.

The positions are fixed term position for a period of 2 year for the first time and subject to review every six months with possible extension on mutual agreement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The selection will begin consideration of applicants on May 15th, 2019; the competition will remain open until suitable candidates are appointed and shortlisted applicants will be informed. The position will be based on Edmonton and Calgary. How to apply for this position, send an email to Prof Junye Wang at junyew(at)athabascau.caor Dr. Lian Zhao at Lian.zhao(at)ceprogroup.comwith a detailed CV, a cover letter about your interest for the position and rationale for your suitability, and name and address of three referees.

Job Type: Full-time