Stipendiatstilling - Call for Expressions of Interest: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology wants to support young researchers in building physics who take an interest in working with wood. We are interested in developing an application to the Marie Skłlodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme. The Fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for an early-career researcher.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Experienced Researcher building physics, Oslo, Norway

Funding: Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF) - Marie Curie Actions

We offer an Experienced Researcher position at the Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (Treteknisk) dedicated to find new solutions for material specific building physics, mainly focusing on hygrothermal properties of wood and it’s relation to the indoor environment. The successful candidate will work as a researcher on a pre-defined research project and perform research and innovation projects at Treteknisk. The position is expected to contribute to a research-oriented, creative and innovative research team. This is an excellent preparation for a future career in academia or in industry.

Through buffering moisture, the hygroscopic effect improve indoor climate and serve as an energy buffer. Research on this hygrothermal effect of wood has been ongoing at Treteknisk since 2011. Three research projects (WEEE, HOME and Wood2New), has investigated the potential of utilizing hygroscopic properties of wood use in buildings. The most important research partners have been University of Lifesciences (NMBU), who also have test houses for this purpose, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Alto University (Finland), BRE (UK), HFA (Austria), Fraunhofer IBP (Germany).

At Treteknisk, further laboratory measurements will be carried out in order to reveal the potential of hygrothermal mass. A combined set up with advanced climate control and thermography is designed to detect and document this potential. Further research on surface treatments, ambient climate influence and optimal ventilation strategies to benefit from the physical potentials of wood is of particular relevance.

Treteknisk is the R&D centre for the sawmill and timber industry in Norway. Our main tasks are research and development projects, quality control, quality documentation, laboratory tests and diffusion of knowledge from R&D to the Norwegian wood industry. An overview of Treteknisk, our competences and research, is available at http://treteknisk.no.


Who can apply?

To qualify as an Experienced Researcher you must:

  • Be based in EU Member States or Associated Countries
  • Hold a doctoral degree or at least 4 years’ full-time research experience after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate
  • Be willing to move to Norway (you can not have lived in Norway for more than 12 months over the last 3 years)
  • Be proficient in both written and spoken English

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate. Various educational backgrounds are welcome.


What to do?

Please forward CV and cover letter, listing your motivation for applying for position as Experienced Researcher at Treteknisk, to hilde.tellesbø@treteknisk.no by the deadline: 31 March 2017. After this first round we will contact successful candidates. You will then have to provide references and may be required to attend an interview.