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Research Fellow in Building Performance Assessment & Modelling

UCL - Engineering and Technology

Location: London
Salary: £38,303 to £46,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th November 2022
Closes: 1st December 2022
Job Ref: B04-03042

About us UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

About the role The Research Fellow in Building Performance Assessment & Modelling post relates to the research activities to be carried out under a large-scale UK-Canada project in partnership with the University of McGill, University of Oxford, University of Laval and NRC, among others. The person will be responsible for designing a monitoring campaign in Inuit homes to be recruited from Nunavik, Canada, for giving training to field crews and overseeing the field work. The role will also include developing models of the building fabrics under examination, validating these models using measurement data and running these under future climate scenarios to evaluate future moisture and mould growth risks. The job will require occasional trips to Nu! navik, Ca nada for project meetings and field studies, and in order to oversee the environmental monitoring work that will take place in a number of selected sites for model evaluation purposes. This research will be primarily related to building fabric assessment, building materials science, and environmental monitoring and sensor technology, therefore will help the candidate develop a broad research capability. The suitable candidate should be highly numerate and comfortable with performing data manipulation tasks using software packages such as Microsoft Excel and R. The candidate should also be able to travel, have good communication skills and proven paper/report writing experience. The position is full time, and will be available from November 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 12 months in the first instance. Research staff who hold a PhD in the subject will be appointed on a minimum of grade 7. Please note that research staff that do not have a PhD in the! subject will usually be appointed on Grade 6B and will have the title Research Assistant.

About you Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals who have a good degree in engineering or in building services, a good level of understanding of hygric and thermal behaviour of building materials, and the ability to handle and analyse large datasets. A PhD in a relevant area, knowledge of and experience in WUFI and/or Delphin, and experience in environmental monitoring would be an advantage.

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