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Job ID: 127846

University of Toronto

Date Posted Aug. 19, 2019
University University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Department Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
Application Deadline Sep. 16, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately or start no later than July 31, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Civil Engineering


Closing of Applications: Sun. 09/15/19 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time
Job Type: Fellowship (Limited Term – up to 2 years), fellowship must start before July 31, 2020
Salary: $70,000 CAD/year for up to 2 years including benefits
Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers. These fellowships will enable postdoctoral researchers to grow their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work at the University of Toronto, and strengthen the research environment at the University with diverse perspectives. The University of Toronto is a top-tier institution, leading in all areas of teaching, learning and research.

This fellowship will support a postdoctoral research associate positon in the Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG), working under the direction of Professors Robert C. Andrews, Ron Hofmann and Susan Andrews. The DWRG works with partners from industry and government on a wide range of projects related to municipal drinking water treatment. The DWRG includes approximately 25 graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Managers and Associates.

Research areas in our group include biologically active filtration, ultrafiltration, advanced oxidation processes, control of disinfection by-products, impact of microplastics and cyanotoxins in drinking water and much more. Depending on the interests and skill set of the candidate, a research plan will be developed that complements both the Fellow and DWRG goals.

The award is open to both domestic and international post-graduates.
Nominees must:

  • Demonstrate academic excellence and high potential for success in their chosen fields;
  • Identify as Indigenous and/or Black;
  • Have obtained a doctoral degree, normally within the last five years from the start date of the funding, or will have obtained the degree at the time the fellowship commences; and
  • Not have held a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship previously at the University of Toronto
    Recipients must:
  • Begin the fellowship no later than July 31, 2020;
  • Submit proof of completion of degree no later than three months after the fellowship commences if they had not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of nomination;
  • Not hold concurrently another major fellowship;
  • Not hold a faculty position or be on leave from such a position.

PhD from an accredited university with focus on civil, environmental or chemical engineering (or a related discipline).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated strong research and publication record
  • An excellent understanding of drinking water treatment
  • Proficient laboratory experience working with analytical instrumentation (e.g. GC/MS, LC/MS/MS)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Experience working with water treatment personnel

Interested candidates must apply through the Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG). Please send your detailed resume, PDF of transcripts from all institutions attended (as separate documents) and letter of intent to Jennifer Lee, DWRG Administrative Research Manager at Please indicate that you found the posting on Academic Keys. The review process will begin immediately. If your research interests and skills align with our group, a lead supervisor will contact you to continue with the full nominee application process for submission to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering and consideration by the School of Graduate Studies. The School of Graduate Studies will contact the successful nominee and supervisor before the end of December 2019.

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Contact Information

  • Jennifer Lee
    Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
    University of Toronto
    35 St. George Street
    Toronto, ON M5S 1A4


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