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Researcher in Wood technology

The researcher will contribute to R&D related to the transformation and use of wood based on sustainability and the principle of a circular economy along the entire value chain; - from harvesting and production of products via the use phase to reuse and material recycling. This is an important area for the division and a prioritized field in the wood technology department. The position is located at NIBIO's head office in Ås, 30 km south of Oslo.

Main responsibilities

  • Research on utilization of wood as a raw material into products
  • Studies of wood quality and wood durability in existing and new materials/products
  • Optimization of process and technology related to the manufacture of wood-based materials
  • Developing new product concepts and strategies based on wood waste and circularity

Professional qualifications (required)

  • PhD in wood technology, chemistry, materials technology or equivalent
  • Experience in writing scientific publications, reports and studies
  • Experience in developing projects and writing project applications
  • Skills in modeling and statistical analysis
  • A strong command of oral and written English
  • Candidates that do not master the Norwegian language have to learn written and spoken Norwegian within two years from the time of employment

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Chem Tech Holdings

Chief Science Officer - Wood Preservation
Environmentally responsible applied sciences company in the wood preservation space seeks an innovative and progressive Chief Science Officer (CSO). Incredible opportunity to work at the convergence of multiple sciences – to work closely with a committed team and group of investors to bring to market a disruptive, proven and patent pending, chemistry and technology in the building materials space. The CSO will focus on growing intellectual property, setting the tone and strategy for technology operations and creating and developing products reflective of the Company’s vision.

Professional Skills and Experience Requirements
PhD in Inorganic, Organic and/or Polymer Chemistry or Wood Science and five years of experience in either the fire science and or wood preservation Industry.
Experience in construction/building products and working knowledge of building performance criteria.
Experience in drafting code compliance specifications as well as dealing with architects and building code officials.
Demonstrated success at developing and managing a world class, lab-based product development program.

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The International Boron Symposium (BORON 2022), which will be organized by TENMAK Boron Research Institute (BOREN) in cooperation with Eti Maden Operations General Directorate and Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey is held on October 05-07, 2022.

Main goal of BORON 2022 is to discuss the recent advances in industrial applications of boron and its related compounds, R&D and P&D activities and the strategic usage areas of it with invited national and international experts on boron, scientists from universities, institutions, governmental and private sector producers. The symposium will be in English and Turkish.

Themes of the Symposium:

Geology and Mining of Boron
Mineral Processing
Boron Market, Economics and Policies
Boron Chemicals
Organabor and Boron Polymers
Boron Metallurgy and Boron Materials
Boron Coating Technologies
Glass and Boron Researches,
Boron Fiber and Composite Materials
Boron Building Materials and Boron Impregnation Chemicals
Boron Paint and Fireproof Materials
Boron and Energy
Boron Usage in Health
Boron Applications in Agriculture


Ph.D. Position Starting September 2022

The Oregon State University Biodeterioration Laboratory is seeking a Ph.D. student to perform research into the environmental impacts of creosote. The project will employ a combination of environmental monitoring, lab-based experimentation and modelling to both measure and enable predictions of the impacts of creosote-treated wood on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The student will gain extensive experience using GC-MS to quantify polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from environmental samples. In addition, the student will be expected to develop a lab-scale leaching test to measure PAH migration rates from creosote-treated commodities. Finally, the student will be expected to develop excel-based predictive models to predict environmental PAH concentrations resulting from the presence of creosote-treated commodities in specific environments. A typical Ph.D. program in this field will run for four successive years.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in wood science, environmental chemistry, ecological engineering or related field, OR
Exceptional performance in a bachelor’s degree program in the above disciplines

2. Experience working in an environmental chemistry laboratory

3. Experience making models in Excel

Please contact Dr Gerald Presley for more information and application.


The WSE 2022 Local Organising Committee invites you to participate in the 18th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE), which will be hosted by the University of Goettingen, Germany, on September 21-22, 2022.

The conference will be held in conjunction with a PhD workshop on September 20, 2022.

More information, as well as forms for abstract submission and registration are available on the conference website: WSE 2022

Abstract submission for WSE 2022 is now open.

For any questions concerning the meeting, don't hesitate to contact the conference secretariat:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Goettingen!

Christian Brischke

(Chair of the Local Organising Committee)


Interested in checking out Australia before you attend IRG54 in 2023?

The Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) will be holding their Annual meeting in Kingscliffe, New South Wales from 10-15 July. SWST publishes Wood and Fiber Science and accredits undergraduate Wood Science programs in Asia, North American and South America. The meeting will cover the board area of wood science and we hope you will consider attending.

Kingscliffe is a beach town on the border between New South Wales and Queensland and June/July offers some of the best weather.

Abstracts for the meeting are now being accepted and are due by 15 February. Click on the link below to read the convention flyer and abstract informatioin. SWST hope to see you in Kingscliffe in July 2022. Abstract template


IUFRO All-Division 5 Forest Products Meeting 2023
Cairns, Australia
4-8 June 4-8, 2023

Roger Meder (LOC Chair)
Andrew Wong (Conference Chair)
Pekka Saranpää (IUFRO Div 5 Coordinator)

This meeting is scheduled immediately after the IRG54 meeting also being held in Cairns, Australia on May 28 - June 1, 2023.

The IUFRO Division 5 Scientific Committee has accepted both session proposals relating to wood products protection for the 2023 IUFRO meeting in Cairns.

These two Special Sessions relating to Wood Protection are:

Durable hardwood plantations: understanding an emerging resource

Global Timber Durability Research

Abstract submission opens on March 1, 2022.