Apply now: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Blockchain-enabled Building Information Modelling
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 Skùodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN).
UCL Department/Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Location of position: London
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): MCT £37,730 – £46,950 inclusive of London Allowance
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 Skùodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN). The project is titled: “Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)”. This is a 3-year appointment, and we would expect the post holder to be available to start by October 1st, 2020.
The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) working on the “Blockchain-enabled CBIM for life-cycle data provenance” project will be part of Research Area 3 on ‘CBIM Data & Process Management’. The objectives are to develop a framework for decentralised, immutable, secure, and transparent data streams across built assets’ lifecycle and increase operational effectiveness through by integrating CBIM with principles of blockchain technology. The specific goals are:
i. Review existing legislative and regulatory information drivers surrounding BIM, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in the built environment to formulate requirements for blockchain-enabled CBIM;
ii. Develop a methodology to code and implement smart contracts within the CBIM platform;
iii. Devise and implement blockchain-enabled CBIM strategies for facility management;
iv. Prototype, test, calibrate and validate the developed tools, through user engagement with facility managers and other relevant stakeholders, in the form of ‘living labs’.
The post holder is expected to register for a PhD in the School of Construction and Project Management, supervised by Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki. The PhD fees for the three-year period are fully 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.
The ideal candidate should have background in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Databases, Virtual Environments or other related Engineering areas. In addition, they will have excellent programming skills and be enthusiastic about research and be able to work independently.
Familiarity with at least one of the following technological stacks and ecosystems: Solidity, Hyperledger Fabric ecosystem or Truffle ecosystem 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.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: email@example.com
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
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Closing date: 14 July 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC