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Research – Analytical Chemist

Apply till 2019-04-30
Location: IZOLA AND KOPER, SLOVENIA

Description:

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking a well-qualified analytical chemist to work on InnoRenew CoE projects in a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment. This position is located in Koper and Izola, Slovenia.

What are we looking for:

The main tasks of this position are to prepare, process, and analyse samples in state-of-the-art analytical devices. The primary field of research is related to renewable materials, their modification, and composites made from them. Demonstrated independence in planning and executing analytical methods development using a variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation is critical. The candidate should be able to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain various analytical devices with an emphasis on GC-MS (liquid injection, head space, pyrolysis, spme, TDU, microchamber) and Q-TOF-LC-MS-MS. The candidate should also be able to clearly explain and interpret data for academic and non-academic audiences. Experience using spectroscopic equipment and other laboratory equipment is favourable.

What skills we expect:

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in chemistry or a related field of science, preferably with post-doctoral experience.

Required qualifications

  • Doctoral degree
  • Previous experience with GC-MS (preferably with several introduction techniques) and/or LC-MS-MS (preferably Q-TOF)
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience communicating research results to industry and other researchers
  • Experience processing data in different environments
  • Demonstrated independence in conducting research

What we offer:

This position will be within the InnoRenew CoE, a research centre focused on renewable materials use in sustainable built environments. The InnoRenew CoE was established in 2017 as a flagship project funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Slovenia.

Position

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

Employment opportunities, admissions policies, activities, services, and 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:

Application materials

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter for this position (maximum one A4 page)
  • Summary of previous research experience
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records, including translations (if the originals are not in English)

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF to coe@innorenew.eu no later than 30 April 2019.

For additional information, contact the InnoRenew CoE by email at coe@innorenew.eu.

For further information about the research topic, contact Associate Professor Andreja Kutnar at andreja.kutnar@innorenew.eu.

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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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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PhD candidate position – Luleå University

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.

Apply now

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.