08. October 2018

WOOD: Dissertation - Junior Researcher

Wood K plus (Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH) is a leading research institute in the area wood and wood-related renewable resources.

Our team, Market Analysis & Innovation Research (MAIF) based at Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Vienna, is looking for a

Junior Researcher (40h)
for a Dissertation

We conduct research at the interface of technology and economy in order to provide customized information to shape innovation processes and advise our research partners on all issues of the market.

We are looking for a junior researcher for the socio-economic assessment of short rotation coppice-based value chains. You will work in the international research project Dendromass 4Europe www.dendromass4europe.eu/home/ and cooperate with a colleague who is dedicated to the investigation of potential environmental impacts of the new value chains. It will be your task to develop an accounting framework to assess the regional value added of previous/current production in defined rural areas in Slovakia. By relating the potential environmental impacts to the value creation, the metrics of eco-efficiency will be illustrated and thereby aim at comparing the sustainability of the value chains.


  • Study of methodological approaches
  • Development of an adequate research design
  • Independent collection & analysis of data
  • Publication activities in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentations of the own research at scientific conferences
  • Supervision of master students


  • Completed master’s degree in a field of study related to socio-economics, agricultural sciences, systems analysis or natural resources management
  • Knowledge of socio-economic and/or techno-economic assessments are an asset
  • Experience in academic writing
  • English language proficiency
  • Slovakian and German language skills are an asset
  • Self-reliant project management and team player with high level of engagement
  • Full commitment to research and willingness to learn

You will find further details in the job description.


Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
Dr. Franziska Hesser
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz