26 February 2024
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Postgraduate Research Associates at BOKU

BOKU - The University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna announces three open positions of Postgraduate Research Associates focusing on the development of strand-based timber products for structural engineering and recyclable refabricated façade systems.

For more information about these positions, please contact Prof. Benjamin Kromoser at hochbau@boku.ac.at. 
Duration: Starting 01.12.2022 until 30.10.2025

PhD Positions, Universität Hamburg

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Wood Science, Chemical Wood Technology invites applications for a research associate:

Two positions on "modification of cellulose and lignin targeting new biobased materials and composites"

Please send applications by December 6th 2019 to: jakob.benedikt.mietner@unihamburg.de.

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Assistant Professor in Biochemical physics of structures (Tenure track)

The position of Assistant Professor in Biochemical physics of structures (Tenure track) is open at the Department of Engineering Structures of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of TU Delft, the Netherlands.

Deadline: December 1, 2019.

For information about this vacancy, contact Prof. dr. Andrei Metrikine e-mail A.Metrikine@tudelft.nl . TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

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Full Professorship in Wood Technology in BOKU, Vienna

BOKU - The University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna asks for applications for a full-professorship (permanent)  in Wood Technology. 

For more information about this position, please contact Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Wolfgang Gindl-Altmutter, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, phone: +43 1 47654 89111, email:
Deadline: 12th November 2018

PhD positions - Aging of wood construction materials, University of Braunschweig

Doctoral Candidate in the area of wood construction materials aging - The Chair in Organic- and Wood-based Materials at the School of Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Science at Carolo-Wilhelmina University in Braunschweig, Germany (www.ibmb.tubraunschweig.de/index.php/fachgebiet-fgo.html) is seeking a well-qualified individual to a pursue doctoral degree in the area of wood construction materials aging.

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PhD position at The InnoRenew CoE, Slovenia

Doctoral Candidate in Innovative surface modification - The InnoRenew CoE is seeking a well-qualified individual to work on a collaborative research project with Aalto University, Finland. The research field is surface modification of wood. The researcher will be employed at InnoRenew CoE and become a doctoral candidate at Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering.


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Open PostDoc Position at UMass Amhert

The Building and Construction Technology Program at the University of Massachusetts is seeking applications for a 12 month Post-Doc position involving research into development of Cross Laminated Timber panels and other engineered wood products. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Wood Science, Construction Technology, or a closely related field with strong woodshop skills and structural wood testing knowledge. Experience in heavy timber structural design and/or computational analysis is also an asset.

For enquiries and further information, contact Prof. Peggi Clouston, clouston@umass.edu. To apply, please send CV, university transcripts, and 2 personal references.


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2 PhD positions at University Hamburg, Germany

Two positions for research associate / PhD student working on the “Biohome” subsahara project.

The BioHome project at Universität Hamburg is part of the program "Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions with Sub-Saharan Africa: Measures for Research and Integrated postgraduate training and continuing training". It is funded by the BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research). BioHome aims to combine secondary resources with lignocellulosic feed-stocks to produce valuable composite materials.

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Position Announcement: NC State University Wood Products Extension Specialist / Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University's Department of Forest Biomaterials is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Wood Products Extension and academic (teaching and research) faculty position (Assistant Professor). The preferred candidate will have knowledge/skills/industrial experience in one or more of the following areas related to Wood Products and similar fields:
• Innovative techniques and methods for recycling wood-based materials;
• Markets for the recycling and/or reuse of wood products;
• Housing and/or wood product construction;
• Renewable/sustainable materials or green building technology;
• New building techniques and designs to facilitate deconstruction.

For additional details about the position description and the NCSU application procedure here.


Several doctoral positions now available within ProWOOD Graduate School Vaxjo

 There is a unique opportunity to become part of ProWOOD Graduate School. Ten additional doctoral students will be admitted to the graduate school and commence their studies in September 2017. All of the doctoral students will collaborate closely with industrial sector.

 More information about the doctoral programmes at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, and Linnaeus University can be found at the universities’ websites and information about the different research projects can be found at ProWOOD .


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Postdoc in Timber Engineering, Cambridge University Centre for Natural Material Innovation

Research Associate Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Department of Architecture (University of Cambridge) is currently seeking a person with expertise in timber and timber engineering, to work on the application of natural materials to large scale buildings. Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects.

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Civil or structural engineer with optimisation programming experience

 The InnoRenew CoE is hiring a civil or structural engineer with optimisation programming experience.

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 ef ciency, 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.


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Professorship of Forest Economics and Sustainable Land-use Planning, University of Göttingen

The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at the University of Göttingen invites applications for the position of a Professorship of Forest Economics and Sustainable Land-use Planning (BesGr. W3 NBesO), supported by the Federal & State Program to promote study conditions and teaching quality.

The position starts on 01.10.2017.

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Three Ph.D. positions in wood science available at University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

The Renewable Materials Research Centre (CRMR) (Department of Wood and Forest Sciences - Université Laval) is seeking for a highly motivated Ph.D. candidate to undertake a following research projects:

1.Chipping processes optimization (starting in May 2017), more information here

2.Chipper-canter performance (starting in September 2017) more information here

3. Wood planing optimization (starting in September 2017) more information here


Immediate graduate student research assistantship available at the University of Maine, USA

The Laboratory of Renewable Nanomaterials (LRN) at the School of Forest Resources, University of Maine is seeking Graduate applicants to fill a newly funded graduate research position. The project will support either a Master’s student for two years or a Ph.D. student for three years on a research assistantship. The project will be focused on the production and property assessment of a novel hybrid panel made with wood particles, cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and a fungal resin.

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Joint Postgraduate studentship opportunity at the University of Surrey and Forest Research UK

Well-paid postgraduate studentship opportunity aviailable at the University of Surrey. The research will focuse on numerical modelling and NMR measurements of water wood relationships applied to trees. The project will be based in both Guilford and Edinburgh.

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EUSTAFOR seeks a junior and policy expert

EUSTAFOR is looking for a Junior Policy & Communication Advisor. A forestry background would be a value added. EUSTAFOR’s Junior Policy Officer will closely cooperate with EUSTAFOR’s Executive Director and Office Manager. This will provide an excellent opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge on various EU policy topics, gathering valuable experience and knowledge about EU and international forest-related stakeholders and collaborations.

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Permanent Position at Forest Research UK, Roslin, Scotland

Forest Research UK seeking for a Tree and Wood Properties Analyst (Support Scientist).The successful applicant will provide analytical and scientific support to a number of projects within the Tree and Wood Properties research programme. This mainly involves the statistical analysis and interpretation of data collected from a range of current research projects.


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Research assistants in combination with the MSc Wood Technology, Bern University

 The department Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering in Biel (Switzerland) is looking for Research assistants in combination with the MSc Wood Technology. The position will include the following tasks:
-Collaboration in national and international research projects (usually together with our industry partners)
- Support for services ranging from norm tests and construction optimisations to the development of products and processes.

Please send your application online: www.ahb.bfh.ch/jobs

Please note that in order to apply for the assistant positions, you also have to register for the Master
Wood Technology: www.ahb.bfh.ch/master

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Tree and Wood Properties Research Assistant (Fixed Term Appointment for 2 Years) Roslin, Scotland

The successful applicant will provide support to a number of projects within the Tree and Wood Properties research programme. This mainly involves the careful preparing and measurement of wood samples according to agreed protocols, with some collation of data and reporting to colleagues as required. Liaison with other researchers and practitioners in the forestry and wood-using sectors may be necessary.

Deadline to appaly: 17/05/2016

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PhD position at Wood Physics Lab at the UBC-Department of Wood Science (Canada)

The Wood Physics Lab at the UBC-Department of Wood Science is seeking a highly qualified person to enter PhD studies in the area of wood physics.

The project will focus on wood cell-wall nano-architecture (polymer self-assembly into complex porous structures) modeling via a scale-up strategy from the submicroscopic level for a better understanding of water sorption and diffusion behaviour. Reverse engineering of cell-wall nano-porosity from sorption characteristics of gross wood will also be included in the research.

The successful candidate should have a BSc and MSc degree in wood science/physics, polymer science/physics, material/chemical engineering or related field with experience in mathematical modeling, molecular simulation, fractal analysis and neural network modeling (if not, willing to learn), and complex experimental design, amongst others.

The successful candidate is expected to begin PhD studies in either January 2017 or May 2017 and quite possibly take a series of advanced courses before commencing significant experimentation.

Interested persons should submit a copy of their CV, an unofficial set of BSc and MSc transcripts and a letter explaining why they should be considered for the position. Please emphasize in your letter, your relevant qualifications to carry out the proposed research work.

Documents should be emailed to stavros.avramidis@ubc.ca


Postdoctoral Research Associate at School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, ME

The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine is seeking applicants for a one-year postdoctoral Research Associate Position to work on a recently funded project to develop fire resistant adhesive-free fiberboard panels made with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) made from whole wood.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer, Wood, Materials Science or related engineering discipline required.

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Open position for a Graduate Research Assistantship at the Oregon State University (OSU)

The Department of Wood Science & Engineering (WSE), Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking MS or PhD candidates with an interest in applications to timber building design and monitoring.

Research projects will involve both timber engineering, wood science and architectural design.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town in the heart of western Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

The WSE is one of the departments in the College of Forestry.
The College of Forestry is developing a National Center of Excellence for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design in collaboration with the OSU College of Engineering and the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Interested students should apply to the Department of Wood Science & Engineering at OSU.
For more information contact Mariapaola Riggio (mariapaola.riggio@oregonstate.edu) by email.


Two Masters Scholarships funded as part of FastForest project - University College Dublin,

FastForests is a multidisciplinary collaboration between UCD and NUI Galway in Ireland and several other institutions based in France and Germany. The research in Ireland is being funded from 2014-2017 by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

Two Masters projects will be funded as part of this research, as follows:

MSc 1. The potential impact of forest intensification on the quality of timber and its end use.
MSc 2.The potential impact of forest intensification on forest productivity and wood mobilisation under different climate change scenarios.

Closing date: These positions will remain open until filled.

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PhD position available on ShortFor Project – Biomass and Renewable Energy from Short Rotation Forest

The PhD project will be a collaborative study between UCD and Teagasc. The objective of the study is to investigate how different tree species grow and utilise growing space.
Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals who have an excellent academic record (preferably a first class primary degree or equivalent) at undergraduate level. A relevant Master’s degree would be an advantage. Primary and postgraduate level degrees should be in forestry, or in the related biological sciences (e.g. agronomy, horticulture, plant physiology etc.).

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Furniture specialist position available on EU funded Furniture Project in Hatay/Turkey

Irish consulting company IDI Ltd is looking for a furniture specialist for work on the upcoming EU funded project, Hatay/Turkey.

For more information contact: Konrad Nierubiec


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