Research Associate in Housing Performance Evaluation

Oxford Brookes University - Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

£26,495 rising annually to £28,936

Full Time, Fixed Term - Researcher

We are currently recruiting for a Research Associate in Housing Performance Evaluation, within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 42 months starting from 1st February 2018

You will be responsible for:

  • Implementation of EPSRC funded UK-India RESIDE project on residential building energy demand reduction in India.
  • Developing and refining low-cost methods for monitoring domestic energy use.
  • Undertaking large-scale monitoring campaign of electricity use of dwellings across the five climatic zones of India.
  • Monitoring housing developments for their energy and environmental performance, and gather occupant feedback.
  • Creating dwelling level and community-level GIS-based energy models to predict potential for local demand reduction.
  • Preparation of papers for publication and making presentations at meetings and/or conferences.

You should have:

  • A higher degree (MSc/MPhil/PhD) in architectural engineering, building services, architecture or similar discipline.
  • Advanced knowledge of housing energy use and carbon emission reductions.
  • Experience of undertaking monitoring and/or post-occupancy evaluation of buildings.
  • Experience of undertaking analysis of big datasets.
  • Experience of designing and analyzing appropriate research tools, eg questionnaires and interviews.
  • Experience of using dynamic thermal simulation packages such as IES, Design Builder.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK

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