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Researcher in wood durability and protection

RISE division Bioeconomy and Health is now looking for a researcher with a PhD or equivalent degree to be part of our team working on topics concerning durability and protection of wood-based materials against degradation by UV-light, moisture, fire, microorganisms and insects. We develop and evaluate new wood protection treatments and modification technologies, all the way from raw material via process development to evaluation of properties in labs and in the field.

 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Wood Processing

School of Forestry | Te Kura Ngahere
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Christchurch, New Zealand

We invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Wood Processing where you will develop an active teaching and research programme (equivalent to tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in the US System). The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate's relevant experience.
The successful applicant will undertake research, teach undergraduate courses, supervise postgraduate students and develop links with the New Zealand forestry sector, as well as collaborate with other academics in the School's teaching, research and administrative activities.

 

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Engineering Wood Products Scientist at FPInnovations

FPInnovations is seeking an Engineering Wood Products scientist. The person will be a key member of the research team focused on EWP manufacturing (e.g. OSB, MDF, particle board, plywood, glulam, CLT, etc.) and product development. They will work closely with FPInnovations’ industry members and partners to deliver innovations, as well as customer service and technology deployment activities within research programs.

 

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Research Fellow at the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life

We are currently seeking a Research Fellow to join the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life based at the innovative Ecosciences precinct at Dutton Park, Brisbane.  The precinct co-locates scientific agencies to allow for collaboration between scientists dedicated to solving some of Australia’s biggest environmental and agricultural challenges.  Find out more click on the USC website

To read the detailed position description

 

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Chile: WCTE 2020

Chile: Forestry Country and Natural Laboratory
Chile País Forestal” (Chile Forestry Country) will provide the framework for the celebration of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, for the first time during its existence in South America. Chile has about 15 million hectares of forest (80% native and 20% plantations) and a vibrant forestry industry, with important support from current national governmental initiatives which encourage the industry to be more competitive based on the huge potential for the development of timber engineering.

Topics of the WCTE 2020

The topics of the WCTE are the core of the event and each host venue is encouraged to include the local context when defining the topics. With this in mind, the main topics for the World Conference on Timber Engineering CHILE 2020 are:

As one of the main meetings in this matter, this conference is the center of the discussion about the latest advances related to timber construction, sustainable forest management, public policies and new construction solutions, and can be considered a huge platform for diffusion.
WOOD PROTECTION is an important matter of construction so it will be one of the topics of Wood Products and Connections  Section (http://wcte2020.com/topics so we Invite to the IRG members to participate and submit studies about Timber Engineering Protection.
WCTE will be held in August 24-27 in Santiago de Chile but the submission of abstracts will be available until October 30 of 2019. You can check in the web site about papers submission. http://wcte2020.com/abstract-submission/#

We invite you to be part of this stimulating world conference. We are completely sure of the huge regional industrial potential and the great tourist opportunities too.  Chile promises you unforgettable memories of your participation in the WCTE CHILE 2020. Not just a country, a whole continent is waiting for you!

Durability Session at the World Conference on Timber Engineering - WCTE 2020

The World Conference on Timber Engineering will be held 20-27 August 2020 in Santiago, Chile. The organizers are seeking to hold at least one session on timber durability and are seeking papers. This is a great meeting to connect with timber engineers interested in durability. As a bonus- the RIPMA meeting- which is a great meeting that brings together durability researchers from across Central and South America will be held one week before or after the meeting so you can get two meetings for the price (nearly- at least for the airfare) of one. Abstracts are due in October.

“Chile País Forestal” (Chile Forestry Country) will provide the framework for the celebration of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, for the first time during its existence in South America. Chile has about 15 million hectares of forest (80% native and 20% plantations) and also a vibrant forestry industry, with important support from current national governmental initiatives which encourage the industry to be more competitive based on the huge potential for the development of timber engineering.

Chile is not only one of the biggest forestry producers in the world, it is also a natural laboratory for the exploration of diverse technologies in timber engineering. As a country prone to earthquakes, it presents one of the highest rates of seismic activity in the world, registering the biggest earthquake in documented history.

For more information and to submit an abstract go to www.wcte2020.com or contact Jeff Morrell (jmorrell@usc.edu.au) for more information.

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