Several post-doctoral scholarship positions at the University of Alberta, a leading Canadian university

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree:   PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: Canada
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

About the University of Alberta (UA). Established in 1908, UA is a world-renowned research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is a founding member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, the World Universities Network, and the World Energy Universities Network.

UA is one of Canada’s largest research universities and is renowned for its programs in Earth Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Biomedicine. UA’s alumni include the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, three Nobel Laureates (including Dr. Horton, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), 75 Rhodes Scholars (one of the highest totals of any world-renowned university), 141 members of the Royal Society of Canada, and 111 Canada Research Chairs.

UA is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence, ranking 37th in the world in the field of AI from 2010 to 2020, according to CSRankings. UA is also home to the father of Reinforcement Learning, Rich Sutton, as well as the main authors of Alpha Go, David Silver and Aja Huang.

UA’s business school is one of the most renowned in North America, having been accredited by AACSB in 1968. It is known for its specialties in international business, natural resource and energy management, and business administration. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, UA’s business and management program is ranked 38th in the world.

UA is ranked 125th in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 110th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, and 6th in the 2022 Maclean’s Magazine ranking of Canadian Medical Doctoral universities.

 Available Subjects:

  • Subject 1: A postdoctoral position related to intelligent design and operation of the built environment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta.

You will work with our esteemed researcher, Dr Yuxiang Chen, in the Intelligent Design and Operations in the Built Environment (IDOBE) laboratory. This position provides research opportunities in the areas of intelligent/computational design, robotic on-site/off-site construction, physical-based and/or data-driven performance modelling and testing, and predictive control/operation. Research topics pertain to net zero energy buildings, hybrid HVAC systems and large timber frame buildings.

We truly believe that this position will be a great opportunity for you to deepen and broaden your knowledge in this field and make significant contributions to the sustainable development of the built environment.

If you are interested in this position, please follow the application link provided below. The competition will close when the positions are filled. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application link:

  • Subject 2: Postdoctoral Researcher in Biopolymer Science/Engineering

We are looking to fill the exciting role of Postdoctoral Researcher in Biopolymer Science/Engineering here at the University of Alberta. This position is an excellent opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with research teams studying larger topics.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Aman Ullah and Dr Tariq Siddique, combining reactor design, biopolymer synthesis and applied biopolymer research. The potential of biopolymers for use in water remediation will be investigated.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate researcher to fill this role. The position is limited and open until filled, so we encourage you to apply soon.

If you are interested in applying, please follow the application link:

  • Subject 3: Multimodal Researcher on Instruction Systems in Mandarin Interaction

We are pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta, supervised by Dr Xiaoting Li. This position is for a Multimodal Researcher on Instruction Systems in Mandarin Interaction, beginning on January 1, 2023 (or slightly later by agreement).

The successful candidate will be involved in a research project on multimodality in command systems in Mandarin interaction. This includes collecting data, transcribing data, participating in data analysis and research dissemination (publications and presentations). The successful candidate will also assist Dr Li in coordinating the interdisciplinary research team which includes researchers in psychology, gesture research and computer engineering (machine learning).

This position requires an enthusiastic and passionate researcher. Places are limited and will be available until filled. If you are interested in applying, please follow the link below to view the full job description and apply for the position.