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Doctoral candidate position

Apply till 2019-02-15
Location: Izola and Koper, Slovenia

Lifelong learning for scientific literacy in materials across professions, gender, age and culture

Description

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking a well-qualified individual to work on a collaborative research project with the University of Primorska. The researcher will be employed at the InnoRenew CoE and University of Primorska and enrol as a doctoral student at the Faculty of Education at the University of Primorska. The emphasis of this position is on the development of an innovative computer-assisted lifelong learning methodology for scientific literacy in materials across professions, career span, gender, age, and culture. The position is located in Izola and Koper, Slovenia.

Knowledge of materials, their properties, and behaviour are critical topics that influence sustainability and the sustainable development of a society. Collaboration between the education sector, industry, and research institutes will support the development of a framework to investigate the awareness gaps of diverse user groups across professional fields, career span, gender, age, and culture. It is expected that the researcher will use various research methods combining social science, usability studies (user-centred design, design-based research), and interdisciplinary approaches.

Goals and Tasks

The overall goal of the PhD project is to create content for a life-long scientific literacy programme focused on materials. The candidate’s main tasks will be:

  • preparation and execution of a research plan for interdisciplinary education in materials,
  • review of existing systems and comparison of the state of the art concepts for lifelong learning education,
  • development of training programs suitable for diverse user groups, and
  • development of innovative computer-assisted learning software.

The researcher will write articles for academic, professional, and lay-audiences to extend the reach of their research. Additionally, they will be involved in preparing at least one funding proposal seeking to extend research support their PhD research topic and field.

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Computational Chemistry, Material Science, Wood Science, Civil engineering, Environmental engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related area
  • Advanced skills in computer-assisted learning
  • High motivation for implementing and working in interdisciplinary research projects
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English
  • Ability to formulate and communicate new research ideas (research proposal preparation, scholarly publications)

What we offer

The InnoRenew CoE was established based on a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 1 year contract with option for renewal (recommended duration for doctoral studies is 4 years)
  • Competitive salary with possible performance-based raises
  • Opportunity to work on a prestigious H2020 project

How to apply

Interested applicants should send:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter for this doctoral position (maximum one A4 page)
  • Summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example)
  • Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in English.
  • All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format no later than February 15, 2019 via e-mail to coe@innorenew.eu

For further information about the research topic please contact prof. dr. Andreja Istenic Starcic (andreja.starcic@pef.upr.si) or dr. Anna Sandak (anna.sandak@innorenew.eu)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and the facilities of the InnoRenew CoE do not exclude any person on the basis of race, color, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, or disability.

The InnoRenew CoE and the University of Primorska reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 

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Sensor networks researcher

Location: Izola/Isola, Slovenia

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for a research position in the design, development and optimisation of sensor networks. This researcher will work within the Information and Computer Technologies Research Group with a focus of smart solutions for sensor development, data collection and data engineering in projects related to sustainable buildings and renewable materials. A critical team member is required who is eager to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment on a wide range of topics such as building information modelling, industrial optimisation, composite materials, wood modification, healthy living in the built environment and cultural heritage.

Tasks

The duties of the sensor network researcher are to perform design, deployment, monitoring and analysis of sensor networks in national and international research projects, work as an expert with industry partners, participate in preparing funding proposals, aid in the implementation of the research objectives of the institute, and pursue their own research agenda in line with the goals of the InnoRenew CoE. The researcher should maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the relevant fields, publish research results in high-impact journals, and present research and development at the InnoRenew CoE to the broader community at scientific and professional conferences.

Required qualifications

  • Advanced degree in telecommunication, electrical engineering, informatics or related area
  • At least 3 years of experience in sensor network research
  • Research record demonstrating expertise in related fields
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the design, development and analysis of sensor networks
  • Experience in efficient and secure data processing
  • Expertise in digital signal processing
  • Experience implementing and working as a key member of research and development projects
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English

Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D. in telecommunication, electrical engineering, informatics or related area
  • Experience in research on smart building and digitalization of industrial processes
  • Experience in data engineering, machine learning and optimisation methods
  • Previous success in grant writing, international project participation, and leadership
  • Experience working with industry in applying research results
  • Experience implementing and working in interdisciplinary research projects

What we offer

The InnoRenew CoE was established based on a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 2 year contract with option for renewal
  • Competitive salary with possible performance-based raises
  • Opportunity to work on a prestigious H2020 project

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter for this position
  • Full list of publications
  • Summary of previous research experience
  • Certified copy of master´s and/or doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in English.

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: coe@innorenew.eu. For further information about the research topic please contact Professor Miklos Kresz (miklos.kresz@innorenew.eu).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and the facilities of the InnoRenew CoE do not exclude any person on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.

The InnoRenew CoE reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Human Physiology Researcher

Location: IZOLA/ISOLA, SLOVENIA

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for a research position focused on understanding and improving the human health impacts of the built environment. This researcher will mainly explore the psychophysiological responses to stimuli and recovery from them in varying built environments. The researcher will implement existing experimental and monitoring techniques as well develop new methods to study the relationship between the built environment and how it can impact human health. This position is within Human Health in the Built Environment research group at the InnoRenew CoE, located in Izola, Slovenia.

Tasks

The main duties of the researcher are to: establish an array of experimental procedures to assess the impact of building design decisions (e.g., material selection, lighting, air flow, etc.) on building users either at home, work, school, or elsewhere; design and conduct experiments to assess these impacts; and, report their findings in typical academic outlets as well as in other non-academic fora.

The researcher will collaborate with the other research groups of the InnoRenew CoE as well as external partners in completing ongoing and new research projects. In addition to their research work, this researcher will be expected to develop new project ideas, contribute to funding proposal preparation, and lead projects. In addition to the broad human health scope, there is special interest reducing stress, improving stress recovery, reducing sedentary behaviour (increasing activity) at offices and at home, and in addressing the needs of older adults in the built environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in physiology, psychophysiology, or related field.
  • Experience in developing and conducting experiments monitoring human psychophysiological responses, including ethical concerns and gaining review board approvals
  • Demonstrated current knowledge human health concerns in buildings
  • Experience in the design and analysis of planned experiments related to human health
  • Research record demonstrating at least 3 years of scientific experience in related fields
  • Experience implementing and working in interdisciplinary research projects
  • Excellent communication skills, written, and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the health and wellbeing needs of older adults
  • Experience assessing stress and stress recovery
  • Experience analysing experimental data in R
  • Experience working in an agile, interdisciplinary research organisation
  • Previous success in grant writing, international project participation, and leadership

What We Offer

The InnoRenew CoE was established based on a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 3-year contract with option for renewal
  • Competitive salary with possible performance-based raises
  • Opportunity to work on a prestigious H2020 project

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send:

  • curriculum vitae
  • motivation letter for this position
  • Summary of previous research experience
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in English.

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: coe@innorenew.eu. For further information about the research topic please contact Michael Burnard (michael.burnard@innorenew.eu).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and the facilities of the InnoRenew CoE do not exclude any person on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.

The InnoRenew CoE reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Learn more about the InnoRenew CoE at http://innorenew.eu or by e-mailing: coe@innorenew.eu.

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Doctoral candidate position

Location: IZOLA/ISOLA, SLOVENIA AND SKELLEFTEÅ, SWEDEN

Thermal-hydro-mechanical treatment of wood

Description:

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking a well-qualified individual to work on a collaborative research project with Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The research field is thermo hydro mechanical treatment of wood. The researcher will be employed at InnoRenew CoE and become a doctoral candidate at Luleå University of Technology, Wood Science and Engineering. The research project and its tasks will be performed in close cooperation with Luleå University of Technology. The candidate will be located approximately 50 % of the time in Izola, Slovenia and 50 % of the time in Skellefteå, Sweden.

What are we looking for:

The emphasis of this position is on the development of thermo-hydro-mechanical treatment for low quality wood for specific applications in the indoor built environment. The work includes behavior of wood during the treatment and when in use. Experience in studying wood properties, especially viscoelastic behavior of wood and stress-strain response of wood in relation to moisture content is favorable.

What skills we expect:

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in wood science/chemistry with wood engineering skills and experience in wood modification treatments and characterisation of wood. Further requirements include: excellent communication skills in English, the ability to interact with the industry and other researchers, and the ability to formulate and communicate new research ideas (research proposal preparation).

The applicant must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Luleå University of Technology. For more details, see: https://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Trateknik/Utbildning/Utbildning-pa-forskarniva?l=en

What we offer:

This position will be within the newly established InnoRenew CoE which is focused on renewable materials use in sustainable built environments. The InnoRenew CoE was established based on a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 1 year contract with option for renewal (Recommended duration for doctoral studies is 4 years)
  • Competitive salary with possible performance-based raises
  • Opportunity to work on a prestigious H2020 project

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and the facilities of the InnoRenew CoE do not exclude any person on the basis of race, colour, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, or disability.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send:

  • curriculum vitae
  • motivation letter for this doctoral position (maximum one A4 page)
  • Summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example)
  • Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in English.

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: coe@innorenew.eu. Further information about the research topic; please contact Associate Professor Andreja Kutnar (andreja.kutnar@innorenew.eu) or Professor Dick Sandberg (dick.sandberg@ltu.se)

The InnoRenew CoE reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Researcher – Optimisation

Location: Izola/Isola, Slovenia

Optimisation of multivariate stochastic heterogeneous systems

Description:

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking a well-qualified individual to work on optimisation of multivariate stochastic heterogeneous systems. 

What are we looking for:

The emphasis of this position is on the development of procedures and code for optimization of hybrid, modular buildings with emphasis on various criteria such as modularity, mass, energy efficiency, construction speed and costs, and sustainability. The project will focus on development of a decision tool that will allow consideration of multiple criteria and uncertainties of various input parameters and data.

What skills we expect:

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in computer science or civil engineering with good mathematical skills and a programming background (Matlab or similar) and the ability to learn and work independently in a team environment. Experience in Matlab programming is a must. Further requirements include: good communication skills, ability interact with the industry and other researchers, ability to formulate and communicate new research ideas (research proposal preparation), ability to work independently.

What we offer:

This position will be within the newly established InnoRenew CoE which is focused on renewable materials use in sustainable built environments. The InnoRenew CoE was established based on a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 1 year contract with option for renewal
  • Competitive salary with possible performance-based raises
  • Opportunity to work on a prestigious H2020 project

The tasks will be performed in close cooperation with Fraunhofer WKI, Germany and the Fraunhofer Center for light, environmentally friendly structures.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send:

  • curriculum vitae
  • motivation letter for this position
  • Summary of previous research experience
  • Certified copy of master´s and/or doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in English.

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format. The position is open until filled.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: coe@innorenew.eu. For further information about the research topic please contact Associate Professor Andreja Kutnar (andreja.kutnar@innorenew.eu).

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and the facilities of the InnoRenew CoE do not exclude any person on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.

The InnoRenew CoE reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Working with us

Research at the InnoRenew CoE is focused on supporting restorative solutions for the built environment through renewable materials research and sustainable building research that creates positive impacts for the environment, building users, and society. While working with us, you will conduct cutting edge research with researchers from around the globe, collaborate with industry members, interact with the public, and support policy development for a sustainable future.

Working in Slovenia

Slovenia is a beautiful country to live and work in with easy access to the rest of Europe. The InnoRenew CoE is located on Slovenia’s welcoming coast that is dotted with historic cities, wineries, olive groves, and stunning vistas. The food is great, the people are open and welcoming, and the lifestyle is as active or relaxed as you want it to be, with many outdoor activities to take part in or cafés to relax in.

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