POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW low carbon cement and concrete construction materials

Areas of Research: civil engineering materials, cement and concrete, sustainability, life cycle

assessment, durability, natural and enforced carbonation, greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment &


Overview of the position: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position in the area of low

carbon cement and concrete construction materials.


The research program is led by Prof. Daman Panesar. The objective of the research is to provide a

scientific assessment of the implications of existing and emerging techniques and technologies to

carbonate concrete and its constituents through natural and/or enforced approaches. This research


  •  Understanding carbonation mechanisms, and critical assessment of CO2 uptake and concrete

performance over various life stages (product, use and end-of-life) in a Canadian context.

  •  Evaluation of implications of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) techniques, and naturally

carbonated concrete on the properties and long-term performance of cement-based materials.


The candidate will be the lead contributor to peer reviewed publications, technical reports, and

conference proceedings; assist in the supervision of students; and participate in meetings with

academic, industrial, and government partners.


Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit a single electronic file consisting of a cover

letter, detailed CV, a one-page statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three

references to Prof. Daman Panesar ( by the closing date. Please use

Application for Concrete Carbonation- Materials Postdoctoral Position as the email subject.


Annual Salary: $47 000

Closing date: August 15, 2022. The search will continue until the positions are filled.

Expected start date: September 2022

Term: 1 year with potential for renewal


FTE: 1

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the

CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for

those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee's research and training

and the needs of the supervisor's research program may require flexibility in the performance of the

employee's duties and hours of work.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially

welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal

People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to

the further diversification of ideas.


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  • Application deadline: Aug 15, 2022
  • University of Toronto
  • Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
  • Toronto, Canada
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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