MITACS Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow - Organic Chemistry / Bioresin Synthesis


Competition No.  -    A108145887D2
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Salary:  $45,000-$50,000/annum

The Lipid Chemistry Group in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science is looking to fill a 1 year MITACS accelerate postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with a start-up company.  The project involves the development of synthetic pathways to produce biobased compounds which impact superior properties to epoxy resin formulations. 


  • Creative organic chemist with an understanding the principles of Green Chemistry. 
  • Experience with biobased polymers, polymer chemistry or epoxy resins would be an asset.
  • A recent PhD in organic chemistry, polymer synthesis, or a related discipline is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills to work collaboratively within a university-industry team on a fast-moving, applied project. 

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