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Department of Building technology works together with neighbouring institutions, Forest and wood technology, Built environment and energy technologies and Mechanical engineering, to create a research environment that includes "wood, wood technology, wood construction and sustainable built environment". The research environment is part of the Faculty of technology. The environment includes a total of around 60 employees including 12 professors and it is expanding considerably.
The present postdoc fellowship connects to a research project on computer tomography scanning and the influence of knots in structural timber with funding from the Swedish research council Formas. Within the project wood specimens, containing knots or parts of knots and surrounding clear wood will be CT scanned with µm resolution. Then, based on the obtained data, local density and local fibre directions of the tissue connecting knots with clear wood will be determined and mathematical models describing the fibre flow in such areas shall be developed. The potential for engineering applications of the results obtained, e.g. prediction of strength of structural timber, shall be explored as well.
Linnaeus University is searching for applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in building technology and for the abovementioned research activities. Candidates must be able to carry out research on the subject independently and in cooperation with others, and able to publish high-quality scientific papers. Candidates who fulfill these requirements, are skilled in mathematical modelling and calculations and able to plan and carry through advanced laboratory investigations, are encouraged to apply.
Field of subject for the position:
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Extent and period:
The basis for a postdoctoral position is 100 % permanent position to no longer then a maximum of two years.
Context of position:
The working tasks consist mainly of research within the abovementioned project and within other research projects where the research group is currently working. In your work you are expected to actively participate in the department's environment and network both internally and externally. About 20 % of the work can includeteaching and tutoring at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Qualified for appointment is the one who holds a PhD, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD, and who has completed the degree no more than three years before the application deadline. Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.
Assessment criteria: Qualifying otherwise is documented experience of research in building technology, wood technology, mathematical modelling and other fields of relevance for the position. The work is performed in a research group. Due to this good capacity for teamwork and flexibility are considered highly important. Very good knowledge in English is needed and knowledge in Swedish is desirable. Ability and experience of teaching and supervision, especially in courses within building technology, are meritorious.
In the overall assessment of skills particular importance is given to the applicant's potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher.
For more information, please contact:
Head of Department Johan Vessby, tel. +46 470-70 88 45, firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Resource partner Camilla Andersson, tel. +46 470-70 80 36, email@example.com
Last day to apply for this position is the 9th of February 2018. Mark your application with dnr 2017/7548-2.2.1.
Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.
Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.