UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


We're hiring: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

29 January 2018

We're hiring: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate: Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health – System Dynamics


The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE) is a multidisciplinary institute within the Bartlett, with around 55 staff and PhD students. The UCL IEDE pursues a deeper understanding of the interactions between the built environment and health, human wellbeing, productivity, energy use and climate change. Its vision is a world in which the development of buildings and the urban environment is sustainable.

The successful candidate will work with the existing team to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to ‘urban sustainability and health’. The work will address organisational barriers and opportunities for achieving the necessary transformative changes as well as how systems-based participatory methods shape and accelerate decisions that meet vital long-term health and sustainability goals. The successful candidate will organise the participatory work with case study cities, conduct workshops, etc. and execute qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling.

The appointment is for 4 years in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The key requirements include: a PhD in a relevant subject area (social science, humanities, engineering, science) or commensurate experience; extensive knowledge of relevant research techniques and methodologies, especially system dynamics modelling; past experience in qualitative research.

Further Details

A job description, person specification, and details on how to apply can be accessed at the UCL Human Resources website. 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk

If you wish to discuss this appointment informally, please contact Dr Nici Zimmermann.

Closing Date: 8 Feb 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59 GMT 

Interview date: 23 February 2018