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Advanced Manufacturing – research assistant position available

Apply till 2023-06-15
Location: Izola, Slovenia

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking a well-qualified and highly motivated individual to support research within the Advanced Manufacturing research group. The group focuses on implementation of latest scientific discoveries and manufacturing technologies toward timber construction sector and bio-based industry. The candidate will support research related to application of robots toward production processes, with a special focus on the collaborative aspects. The assistant researcher will be employed at the InnoRenew CoE under the supervision of assoc. prof. Jakub Sandak.

Goals and Tasks

The candidate will work in the Advanced Manufacturing and Digital Transformation Laboratory. The field of work will cover research on adaptation of robots for manufacturing, including programming of robots and testing of prototype assemblies. Previous experience of candidate in mechatronics, electronics, computer/robot programming, mechanical engineering or data analysis is advantageous.

Preferred qualifications

The ideal candidate should possess at least bachelor degree, in mechatronics, computer science, material science, physics, electronics, or related fields. Further preferable skills include:

  • excellent communication skills in English,
  • programming of robots (for example RobotStudio)
  • strong problem-solving attitude,
  • ability to interact with the industry and other researchers,
  • and the ability to formulate and communicate new research ideas (contribution to the research proposal preparation).

The candidate is expected to have an interest in interdisciplinary work and the capacity to work in an international environment. An innovative, out-of-the-box, and cross-discipline approach will be highly valued.

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 as a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

  • 1-year contract with an option for renewal
  • Competitive salary with possible performance-based raises
  • Opportunity to enrol to the Master of Science program at the University of Primorska

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and the facilities of the InnoRenew CoE do not exclude any person based on race, color, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, or disability. In processing your application, the GDPR will be respected and your information will not be shared outside of the relevant staff at the InnoRenew CoE. By submitting your application, you agree that the data you provide be reviewed by this organization.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter for this research assistant position (maximum one A4 page)
  • Certified copy of university degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in English
  • Names and contacts of 2 referees

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format no later than 15 June 2023.

For any additional information, you can contact us by email:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information about the research topic, please contact assoc. prof. Jakub Sandak (

The expected start date is July/August 2023.

The InnoRenew CoE reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, extend the application period, and 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.