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Research Associate: Building Physics, Energy and Environment

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Job Details

  • Full Time
  • £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 11th June 2018
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Vacancy Number: 7308BR

Research Associate: Building physics, energy and environment
Welsh School of Architecture

This Research post will be part of the Welsh School of Architecture’s (WSA) activities under the SPECIFIC 2 LCBE project. SPECIFIC (Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovation in Functional Coatings) is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, by Innovate UK and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

The SPECIFIC Operation, led by Swansea University, aims to address the challenge of low carbon electricity and heat by enabling buildings to generate, store and release their own energy, in one system. LCBE (Low Carbon Built Environment) was one of the research themes within the LCRI (Low Carbon Research Institute) Convergence Energy Programme and this theme continues to be led by the WSA, Cardiff University as part of the SPECIFIC Operation.

An interdisciplinary team has been established at the WSA to design the combination of new-to-the-market low carbon energy technologies within the built environment that will significantly contribute towards carbon reductions whilst stimulating the Welsh low carbon technologies supply chain. A series of built environment demonstration projects will be carried out, involving innovative new technologies and processes, whilst providing evidence through modelling and monitoring, to understand performance in practice.

The post holder will contribute to research within the specialist area of Architectural Research, Energy and Environment and will carry out supporting work that helps lead to the publishing of research in high-quality journals. The post holder will also pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in June 2018, although definite dates will be provided after shortlisting.

For informal enquiries about the role and the Welsh School of Architecture, please contact:

• Esther Tallent, TallentE1@Cardiff.ac.uk (Primary Contact – Please can you contact in first instance)

• Professor Phil Jones, JonesP@Cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working in Cardiff University please visit the Cardiff University Website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/

This post is full time (35 hours per week) is available from July 2018 and is fixed term until Friday 3 May 2019 to provide cover for a period of maternity leave.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Friday, 11 May 2018

Closing date: Monday, 11 June 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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