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Life Cycle Assessment Position

Location: Izola/Isola, Slovenia

The InnoRenew CoE is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for a research position examining the environmental impact of wood materials, products, and buildings with wood. This researcher will be responsible for carrying out environmental assessments following established standard protocols as well as exploring theoretical models and approaches to life cycle assessment. The position is located in Izola, Slovenia.

Tasks

The duties of the life cycle assessment researcher are to perform assessments for national and international research projects, perform environmental impact assessments with industry partners, prepare or aid in the preparation of funding proposal, 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 assessment methods, policy changes, and standards related to environmental assessment.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in industrial ecology, environmental science, or related area
  • Experience conducting life cycle assessments for wood products
  • At least 3 years experience in environmental assessment
  • Research record demonstrating expertise in related fields
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the environmental impact assessment
  • Knowledge of EU standard practices related to LCA, LCC, PCR, EPD
  • Experience implementing and working in interdisciplinary research projects
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience conducting environmental assessments in academic and industrial domains
  • Experience with current and emerging trends in social and economic impact assessment
  • Current knowledge of sustainable building systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regenerative/restorative sustainability paradigms
  • Leadership experience in an academic or professional environment
  • Previously have created PCR or EPD related to wood products

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
  • 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 no later than 15 March 2018.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: [email protected]. For further information about the research topic please contact Associate Professor Andreja Kutnar ([email protected]).

 

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: [email protected]

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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 no later than 1 March 2018.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: [email protected]. Further information about the research topic; please contact Associate Professor Andreja Kutnar ([email protected]) or Professor Dick Sandberg ([email protected])

The position will remain open until March 1, 2018. The expected start date is April 1, 2018.

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.

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 no later than 14 February 2018.

For any additional information you can contact us by email: [email protected]. For further information about the research topic please contact Associate Professor Andreja Kutnar ([email protected]).

 

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.