Date: Jan 11, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Department: Faculty of Science
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Requisition ID: 1026
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.
Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
Professor Hind A. Al-Abadleh, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to work on the project “The Application of Metal-Organic Frameworks to NOx Conversion”, funded by Imperial Oil University Research Award and NSERC Collaborative Research and Development grant.
Duration: 11 months
Description: The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a vibrant academic research lab. The candidate will conduct experiments using diffuse reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (DRIFTS) coupled gas handling systems. The main objective of the project is to explore the efficiency and mechanism of NOx reduction using metal organic frameworks (MOFs) under industrially-relevant conditions. The candidate will also be involved in lab activities such as group meetings, health and safety duties, mentorship of junior research students, writing results, analyzing data, communicating with research supervisor on a daily basis to provide progress reports.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with proven hands-on experience in operating analytical instruments.
Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills, as demonstrated by a successful record of peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and comments in the recommendation letters.
Start Date: Flexible
Application Instructions: The position will remain open until it is filled, and applications will be reviewed upon receipt. To apply, please email a one-page cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Prof. Hind A. Al-Abadleh ([email protected], http://www.wlu-science-chem-halabadleh.ca/).
The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience but will be in accordance with the minimum compensation rate set at Wilfrid Laurier University, which is a minimum annual salary of $32,000 (prorated for the actual period of appointment).
Information on postdoctoral fellows at Laurier can be found at the following link : https://www.wlu.ca/academics/faculties/graduate-and-postdoctoral-studies/postdoctoral-fellows/index.html