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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Design and Testing of Erosion and Nano-coating, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Job ID: 14067

Updated: February 13, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Design and Testing of Erosion and Nano-coating
Duration:  One Year          
Start Date:  immediate until the position is filled

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the areas of electronics, circuits, signal processing, and control specifically dealing with nanocomposites based sensor applications.

Job Description:

A position is available in the Micro Engineering Dynamics Automation Lab (MEDAL) at the University of Calgary for a postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team developing and testing of novel nanocoatings and erosion setup for oil and gas industry. Specifically, the researcher will be responsible for new methods for cost effective coating of steel for erosion resistance and investigate erosion effects at elevated temperature. The work will also involve with developments, design, fabrications, and micro/nano engineering aspects and the researcher will be closely collaborating with the sponsoring company.  In addition, the researcher would mentor other team members.

This project is a partially supported by MITACS program.

The potential candidates should be prepared to relocate, if necessary, and begin work with us as soon as possible.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering field with focus (one or more) in vibrations, design, erosion, tribology, mechatronics, signal processing, electronics, manufacturing, nano engineering, and numerical modeling. Hands on Experience with coating and test apparatus development is advantageous. The successful candidates will have a proven record of success and be able to conduct research independently as well as part of a team. Good oral and written communication skills are essential.

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 general research/goals statement, sample publications or manuscripts, and the contact information (including email addresses) for two references to:

Dr. Simon Park ( Dr. Park will seek additional information to the potential candidates.

Micro Engineering Dynamics Automation Lab (MEDAL) investigates micro and nano engineering specifically dealing with fabrication and development of novel applications, pipeline engineering, vibrations, etc.  There are approx. 20 people working in the lab. 

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

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