Postdoctoral Position in Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems

ENG Mechanical Engineering

Competition No.  -    A106748080D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

This position offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.


Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

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Position Summary

We are looking for an individual with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and some research experience in life cycle assessment of energy systems specifically in energy conversion pathways. The candidate should have experience in developing LCA models for the estimation of the environmental impacts of energy systems. Relevant experience using LCA software will be a desirable asset.

The candidate is expected to carry out research on assigned project(s). The candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and initiate new research activities in relevant areas and supervise junior researchers.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an active group of researchers in the areas of energy and environmental systems engineering supported by a large industry consortium of industry and government. The position is initially for two years and has the possibility of extension. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications. The position is available immediately, and the applications will be reviewed as received. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those of interest will be contacted by our office.

Desired Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on life cycle assessment of energy systems.

Please include the code PDF-LCA in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below.

Dr. Amit Kumar
NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Research Chair
in Energy and Environmental Engineering
Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director – Future Energy Systems

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G8
Tel: Ư-780-492-7797

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