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Research Assistant (Fixed-Term for 3 Years)

Leeds Beckett University - The Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI)

Location: Leeds
Salary: £25,941 to £30,046 (Grade 4)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th October 2019
Closes: 19th November 2019
Job Ref: REQ0000177

About the LSI

The Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI), based at Leeds Beckett University, is a leading research organisation specialising in understanding how to improve the sustainability of the built environment.

We are currently undertaking research projects to investigate methods for measuring the thermal performance of homes, and to investigate how retrofits can improve the energy efficiency of homes in the UK.

Our research is multi-disciplinary, incorporating building performance evaluation testing, gaining insights into behaviour change, as well as undertaking machine learning on energy and environmental data.

About the role

You will support research leaders in undertaking building performance evaluation testing in buildings and analysing energy and environmental data.

You will work with academic colleagues in the university and at partner institutions to deliver research outputs.

You will be able to demonstrate that you have the capacity to undertake high quality field work and analysis, preferably in the field of building performance evaluation including air pressure tests, thermographic surveys, heat flux measurements or co heating tests. You will also be familiar with handling large data sets and undertaking statistical analysis.

You will be educated to at least degree level or have extensive experience in data collection and analysis in a related area.

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About the University

Working here means you'll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from female candidates as they are currently under-represented in this School. All appointments will be based on merit.

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