Postdoctoral position in Forest Materials with specialization in the Development of Bio-adhesives for Wood Panel Manufacturing

Linnaeus University
March 01, 2024
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Welcome to Linnaeus University! Here you'll meet 2 200 staff members and 40 000 students, all united in following the vision to set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development. With us, research and education are conducted with an eye towards the future. Our proximity to the business world, both locally and globally, gives us a wide reach and the ability to create change that makes an impact. All that's needed is a place where ideas have the space to meet and grow. That's what we've created – and you are invited.

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The Faculty of Technology has a wide range of activities within ten different departments, where Linnaeus University conducts education and research in technical subjects. The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology conducts a thematic activity that ranges from seedlings to finished technical wood products. The forest as a resource with its climate benefits throughout the entire life cycle, is the focus of operations at the institution. With this theme, the institution meets society's challenges.

Subject area for the position: Forest Materials Location until further notice: Växjö Hours and term: Temporary employment 100% for 2 years Starting date: As soon as possible.

Job description The interest in developing bio-based adhesives for wood composites is higher than ever. However, the functionality of bio-adhesives needs to be improved in order to meet industrial requirements. Your work as a postdoc will primarily consist of research in the characterization of bio-adhesives and improving their performance by fine-tuning the process parameters and adhesive formula for manufacturing more sustainable and environmentally friendly wood-based composites. The project will be carried out through close collaboration with Swedish and international industrial partners. Therefore, besides the scientific tasks, the position also includes responsibility for research communication by participating in national and international meetings. Publishing both popular science articles and scientific articles is a central part of the work.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to actively participate in the department's environment and network both internally and externally, as well as develop new project ideas and seek project funding. Depending on the workload, a certain amount of teaching and supervision at basic, advanced and/or postgraduate levels may be included in the duties.

In addition to the mentor group, the postdoc will collaborate with national and international experts in the field.

Qualifications Anyone who has a doctorate in polymer science, chemical engineering, bio- materials or in a relevant subject, or has a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctorate.

Since employment as a postdoctoral fellow is career-developing, we are primarily looking for candidates who have completed their doctorate no more than three years before the application deadline.

An applicant must not previously have been employed as a postdoc for more than a year within the same or a related subject area at Linnaeus University.

Eligibility for this position also requires demonstrated scientific skill in the area previously mentioned. The position also requires excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, as well as a good ability to work independently and in a group.

Assessment criteria Theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of polymeric materials, wood composites, and bio-adhesives are meritorious. A good scientific publication rate and experience in applying for external project funding are desirable. A postdoc fellow is part of a research team; consequently, flexibility and an ability to cooperate and collaborate are given great importance. Documented experience of research in wood composite characterization and evaluations. In the overall assessment of the scientific skill, special emphasis is placed on the applicant's potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher.

When the university employs new teachers, the choice should fall on those applicants who, based on a qualitative holistic assessment of competence and skills, are considered most likely to perform and develop relevant tasks successfully and contribute to the successful development of the organization.

Contact Associate Professor Reza Hosseinpourpia, 0470-70 80 74, [email protected] Prefect Erika Olofsson, 0470-70 89 99, [email protected] HR partner Jesper Pettersson, 0470-70 89 99, jesper. [email protected]

Welcome to apply according to instructions, last day for applications is 1 March 2024.

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.

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