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Professor – Carbon capture and utilization

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

Job posting No 21051
Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position

May 18, 2021 to June 21st, 2021

Context and summary

INRS and its joint research unit with Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) are seeking to fill a position for a professor specializing in carbon capture and utilization. The purpose of the position is to respond to societal and scientific needs to decarbonize the economy and fight climate change.

The successful candidate will be part of the joint research unit at UQTR and will report to the Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre faculty council. The joint research unit will include other professors associated with the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre. The new hire will participate in a multidisciplinary environment with UQTR’s various entities (IRH, I2E3) and the research community in Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec (CCTT and industry). It will be an opportunity to play an active role in the development of a unique new research facility.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Establish an innovative carbon capture and utilization research program that is competitive, self-sustaining, well funded through grants and sponsorships, and focused on one or more of the following topics:
    • Developing carbon capture knowledge and technology using innovations in related fields (materials and energy);
    • Integrating carbon capture technology into industrial ecosystems and more generally across Québec and Canada;
    • Capturing carbon through physico-chemical, biochemical, and/or biological means and creating products for mature, niche, or disruptive markets;
    • Working in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, engineering, or other related sciences.
  • Participate in education and training activities, particularly as part of the centre’s graduate programs, and in the supervision of students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff;
  • Raise the profile of INRS both domestically and internationally.


  • PhD in a relevant field;
  • Strong record of scientific production that demonstrates initiative and originality of thought;
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities needed to fund research;
  • Aptitude for multidisciplinary teaching and graduate student supervision;
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and networks;
  • Experience or expertise in lifecycle analysis would be a plus.

Working language

The working language is French. Functional fluency in English is crucial.
Candidates whose native language is not French are encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.


Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Campus de Trois-Rivières
3351 boulevard des Forges
Trois-Rivières (Québec) G8Z 4M3


In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application from INRS Web Site including a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of their three most significant publications, a description of their current and proposed research, an overview of their teaching interests and the names and contact information of three references, before June 21st, 2021

Any additional documents that cannot be transmitted electronically but are necessary to complete your application should be sent by mail to the following address:

Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre
490, rue de la Couronne
Québec (Québec) G1K 9A9

INRS is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion and invites all qualified candidate to apply, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, in relation to the Equal access to employment programs. However, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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