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Research Assistant in thermal performance of urban trees
University of Reading
£29,301 - £32,004 per annum
Full time, Fixed term, 1 FTE
An exciting post-doc research position has become available for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate to join a team in urban green space research at the University of Reading. The candidate will benefit from being within a wider academic community carrying out vibrant and well-resourced programs of studies into urban ecology, urban climate and sustainable buildings.
This project will be a valuable opportunity for gaining new and in-depth understanding of urban tree – built environment interactions. It will be carried out in the context of prevention of summer overheating and creation of comfortable outdoor and indoor living environments for city dweller. Particular attention will be paid to how trees and buildings interact with solar radiation in both visible and infrared ranges.
We are keen that the project will provide new and useful guidance to building, landscape and urban designers and planners for effective integration of trees in cities, supporting the practitioners in a range of decisions including tree species selection, tree arrangement, and appropriate urban forms.
Key tasks include:
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For an informal discussion, please contact either Professor Li Shao, Principal Investigator at email@example.com or Dr Stefan Smith, Co-Investigator at firstname.lastname@example.org (telephone number on request).
Applications will be reviewed periodically before the closing date and interviews conducted thereafter as appropriate
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Closing date: 30 September 2017.
Interview date: 9 October 2017 (possible interim interview date before 30 September 2017 TBC).
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.