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Postdoctoral Researcher, Energy Smart Buildings and Communities x2

Oxford Brookes University - Technology, Design and Environment

Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,302 to £34,189
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th May 2019
Closes: 17th June 2019
Job Ref: 067943

£31,302, rising annually to £34,189

The School of Architecture, within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, is recruiting for 2 Postdoctoral Researchers, Energy Smart Buildings and Communities to join the team. These are full time, fixed-term appointments starting as soon as possible until 31 March 2022.

As Postdoctoral Researcher you will be responsible for:

  • Implementation and day-to-day running of the EPSRC funded Energy Revolutions Research Consortium (EnergyRev) and Innovate UK funded Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO) projects
  • Develop a toolkit to capture user engagement with an emphasis upon longitudinal design and building performance evaluation methods
  • Use the toolkit to undertake longitudinal research in local energy demonstrators.
  • Investigate through field studies and urban energy models, physical and social issues, constraints and impacts, that scaling up local energy systems will bring to different types of contexts
  • Undertake high resolution local energy mapping of Oxfordshire county to strategically identify future local energy projects.
  • 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.
  • Experience of undertaking building performance monitoring and/or user surveys
  • Experience of using dynamic thermal simulation packages such as IES, Design Builder
  • Experience of undertaking analysis of big datasets
  • Experience of designing and analyzing appropriate research tools, eg questionnaires and interviews.
  • Advanced knowledge of smart low energy buildings and local energy systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (14.4% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

Please note: Due to volume of applications we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who are not short-listed.

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