UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


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6 July 2020

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering is looking to appoint a full-time early stage researcher (ESR) to work on a new project funded by H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

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UCL Department/Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Location of position: London
Grades: 7-8
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): MCT £37,730 – £46,950 inclusive of London Allowance
Reference: 1869167 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources (BSEER) is home to four Institutes that specialise in Energy, Environment, Resources and Heritage. The UCL Institute for Environmental Design & Engineering (UCL IEDE) delivers world-leading research, teaching and enterprise towards a goal of making our buildings, towns and cities better places in which to live, with a focus on health, human well-being, productivity, energy use and climate change. 
We are looking to appoint a full-time early stage researcher (ESR) to work on a new project funded by H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN). The project is titled: “Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)”.

The successful candidate will carry out research and development in Enriching the geometric BIM for Building Energy Simulation (BES), contributing substantially to the “Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)” project, funded by H2020 Marie Skùodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN), and in collaboration with the rest collaborating project partners. In addition, the candidate will be expected to complete within the three year a PhD in the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, under the supervision of Dr Dimitrios Rovas. The PhD fees for the three-year period are covered by the CBIM grant. 

This is a 3-year appointment, and we would expect the post holder to be available to start by 01 October 2020 in order to register for their PhD.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a background in Engineering (e.g. Civil, Mechanical, Industrial) or Computer Science with excellent programming skills (backend development and specification) in any language, e.g. C#, Python or Java. Evidence of conducting original research, reflected in a publication record in leading outlets (journals or conferences) is essential.

Familiarity with at least one of the following BIM processing tools: xBIM, SimpleBIM and experience of working in the built environment is also desirable.

The successful candidate must demonstrate eligibility according to the  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions eligibility requirements as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR). At the date of recruitment, the candidate must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Further Details

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

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing date: 14 July 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.
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