Postdoctoral Fellow (MITACS Accelerate)

SC Chemistry

Competition No.  -    A104946161
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

There is an open Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the Lundgren research group.

The applicant should have experience in synthetic organic chemistry and catalysis. The ideal candidate would have a strong record of scientific accomplishments (published papers, seminar presentations, awards) and experience working in a team environment mentoring junior researchers and take an active role in lab management. The candidate needs to have completed their PhD <2 years from applying.

The position is supported by a MITACS Accelerate grant. Part of the research involves developing new synthetic methods for large scale synthesis that will be conducted at a local research and development company in Edmonton. Eligibility to hold a MITACS Accelerate award is required, click here for details. The salary and benefits are $45,000/year. The position is a one-year contract with the potential for renewal. General information regarding post-doctoral positions at the University of Alberta, health care insurance/benefits, professional development, the city of Edmonton, childcare, and housing is available from the Postdoctoral Office at the University of Alberta.

A complete application will consist of a CV with the names of three references, two-page (maximum) research summary, and a description of scientific and career inspirations. A brief cover letter needs to state the applicants eligibility to hold a MITACS Accelerate award at the University of Alberta. Review of applications will begin immediately. The preferred start date for the position is December 1, 2021; however, exceptions can be made for outstanding applicants. Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Rylan Lundgren ( with the subject line “Postdoc Application”.

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How to Apply

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.