Post Doctoral Fellowship in Tribology and Corrosion Science at the University of Calgary, Canada


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The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in tribology and corrosion science.

Job Description:

A position is open in the Nanotribology Group at the University of Calgary for an excellent postdoctoral researcher. The project will be primarily focused on performing tribocorrosion experiments on a home-built instrument in order to support innovative discoveries for peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as support corporate, proprietary research activities. The opportunity to work with graduate students on related projects alongside the tribocorrosion project will also be strongly encouraged. The candidate will also be expected to provide mentorship and guidance to other graduate and undergraduate students in the group.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other related field. Experience in the field of either tribology or electrochemistry/corrosion science will also be considered strongly as an asset. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong track-record of peer-reviewed manuscripts during their previous studies and/or industrial experience.  Applicants must also be able to conduct their own independent research, interact with a strong team of researchers, and have good oral and written communication skills in English.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application details:  

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, detailed CV, a research statement, sample publications to Dr. Philip Egberts (philip.egberts@ucalgary.ca).  The names and contact details of two references will also be required by the applicant.

Further information on the research activities, available equipment, and group members in the Nanotribology group can be obtained at the following website:www.ucalgary.ca/egberts.

Further Contact Details:

Philip Egberts, PhD, Peng
Associate Professor and Associate Head – Graduate Studies
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary
40 Research Place NW, Room 517
Calgary, AB T2L 1Y6
Tel: +1-403-220-7678
Email: philip.egberts@ucalgary.ca

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