Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biorefining Research Institute, Thunder Bay, ON

Research Positions
Thunder Bay
Biorefining Research Institute
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 4:30pm

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Biorefining Research Institute

Thunder Bay Campus

1 Year Contract

Start date: July 1, 2021



The Biorefining Research Institute of Lakehead University invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in forest biorefining research field. The project involves the chemical modification of forest-based carbohydrate derivatives to be incorporated in film and coating applications suitable for food and electronic appliance packaging. The PDF will be supervised by Drs Fatehi and Liao. The desired qualification of the candidate is solid research experience in the chemical modification of biomass. The candidate should hold a PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology or related fields with publications in reputed journals of the fields. 


The deadline to submit applications is May 15, 2021, and the position will start July 2021.


Please submit your applications to:



We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.


Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.