• Full Time
  • Montréal (Canada)
  • Aug 21, 2020
  • Contact Person: Annie Levasseur
  • Start Date: As early as September 2020 until January 2021 (depending on the candidate availability)

École de technologie supérieure


In September 2020, the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) will welcome the new Canada Research Chair in Measuring the Impact of Human Activities on Climate Change, under the leadership of Professor Annie Levasseur. The goal of this Chair is to develop advanced tools to better quantify the impact of human activities on climate change in order to support the development and implementation of optimal mitigation strategies. The two main research themes are the development of greenhouse gas emissions inventories with high spatial and temporal resolution at the urban scale, and the development of advanced models for the assessment of climate change mitigation strategies at the provincial or national scale.

ÉTS is a constituent establishment of the Université du Québec. ÉTS, which specializes in engineering and technological transfer education as well as applied research, trains engineers and researchers who are recognized for their practical and innovative approach. ÉTS’ campus, located in the Griffintown district downtown Montreal, welcomes more than 10,000 students, from which around 2,500 are graduate students.


The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop its researcher skills working on the following tasks:

  • To independently lead a research project related to one of the Chair’s research themes, which will be defined by the postdoctoral fellow, in collaboration with Professor Levasseur, according to its expertise and interests;
  •  To disseminate research results through scientific publications and/or conferences;
  • To organize knowledge transfer activities with the Chair’s partners (from academic, governmental, industrial or citizen organizations);
  • To participate to master and PhD students supervision;
  • To participate to the development of multidisciplinary research projects and research grant proposals.


The Canada Research Chair in Measuring the Impact of Human Activities on Climate Change is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for one year, with possible extension. The candidate must have completed a PhD degree less than five years ago or will complete it by December 2020. He or she must have expertise in one or more of the following fields:

  • Life cycle assessment and/or carbon footprint;
  • Greenhouse gas emissions inventories;
  • Environment, climate change;
  • Energy, transportation;
  • Modelling, optimization;
  • Governance and/or communication of climate change related issues.

The following skills are highly valued. Proficiency in French is an important asset, but not a requirement.

  • Written and oral communication abilities in English, and ideally also in French;
  • Strong analytical and research skills, creativity, interest in solving problems;
  • Leadership;
  • Autonomy;
  • Good team working skills.


Remuneration for this postdoctoral position is 50,000$ per year. The candidate might take office between September 2020 and January 2021, according to its availability. Applications must be sent by email to Annie Levasseur ([email protected]) before August 21st, 2020 and must contain the following documents:

  • Motivation letter including, among others, relevant expertise of the candidate;
  • Scientific CV including contact details of two references from academia;
  • Undergraduate and graduate studies transcripts;
  • Letter of recommendation from a former professor or graduate studies supervisor.

If you have any questions, please contact Annie Levasseur by email.

1 year with possible extension
50,000 CND per year

To apply for this job email your details to annie.levasseur@etsmtl.ca

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