M SORA opened a call for a full time PhD researcher (or equivalent) for a period of 12 month. Innovation associate will be a vital part of M SORA R&D team with its time dedicated to XtremelY project which will start on 1.9.2017.

Project: XtremelY (Numerical modelling of reinforced slender wooden window elements)
Call: H2020-INNOSUP-2016-2017
Start of project: 1.9.2017
Duration of project: 12 months
Location of work: Žiri and Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Annual salary (gross): 32.000 € plus additionally covered relocation costs and expenses for trainings and travels

About M SORA company

M SORA is R&D oriented company with strong focus on global export of high quality wooden windows. R&D is very active through European and national research projects under FP7, H2020, Eco-innovation … Manufactured products are project oriented and custom made according to customers wishes and demands. Wooden windows with extreme heights are becoming increasingly popular. Bending of oversized widow profiles is problematic in such cases due to their slenderness. Reinforced window profiles are therefore needed, but positioning and optimisation of reinforcement material is a complex task that can be overcome with numerical modelling of reinforced elements. The aim of proposed job is the development of numerical model/s of M SORA reinforced window elements which will be the basis for future development and production of oversized windows. Job offers a creative but also complex work with a great opportunity to be a part of R&D innovation team and project in collaboration with research organisation.

About the XtremelY project and work

The main project goal is a development of parametric numerical model/s of reinforced window profiles which will be additionally verified with laboratory tests at partnering research organisation (University of Ljubljana) and M SORA testing laboratory. For such job an expert* in numerical modelling, finite element design and static analysis is needed.

* Transnational mobility as defined in the mobility rule of the Marie Slodowska Curie Actions (MSCA):  "at the time of recruitment, researchers must have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where the SME is established for no more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account".

Innovation associate will be a vital part of M SORA R&D team and will work on the progress of development reinforced slender wooden window elements which will be a part of production of future oversized window systems. Associate will initially be trained about window details, materials and development that has been done until the start of work. In next step an analysis of reinforcement materials will be done to prepare and gather all necessarily data for numerical modelling. Main part of job will be dedicated to numerical modelling of reinforced wooden window profiles and parallel testing of real specimens to verify numerical models. In final step of job, an associate will finalise and develop “universal” numerical model/s which will be a crucial point for further development. Based on developed innovation, a prototype of oversized window system will be produced and installed in a real building.


About the job

Proposed job offers an exciting work in young R&D team. M SORA company is opened for fresh ideas and proposals and gives an opportunity to enthusiastic and promising talents to implement their ideas and put them on market. Development of oversized window systems is one of the priorities of company and numerical modelling is a crucial step towards the desired goal. Innovation associate will have also an opportunity to work with researchers at University of Ljubljana and to expand his/her network. Beside this an associate will get new contacts from building industry and architects as M SORA is working tightly with producers of modern design houses and architects in Slovenia and abroad. Location of work will mainly be in Žiri and Ljubljana. The headquarters and production is located in Žiri, whereas a part of company and University is located in Ljubljana.



Send your motivation letter with Europass CV to ales.ugovsek@m-sora.si until 30.4.2017