UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Work with us - Research Associate: Zero Carbon Design for Extreme Climates

21 July 2021

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering is hiring a KTP Research Associate in Zero Carbon Design for Extreme Climates.

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Job Ref: 1877468
Location: London
Salary:  £31,542 to £36,028 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 6B)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 1st August 2021, 23:59.
Interview Date: 11th August
Department: UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering 

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Duties and responsibilities

UCL and FCB Studios are coming together through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a national scheme which helps businesses to innovate and grow, by linking businesses with a university and a highly-qualified graduate, known as a KTP Associate.

This is a unique opportunity to gain commercial skills and experience, working inside a dynamic business which is changing the face of environmental sustainability in buildings, and working alongside world-leading academics on an innovative and scientifically rigorous project.

Duties will include establishing climate responsive building design KPIs for net-zero carbon in the context of a changing and extreme climates, leading the development of digital twins of selected case studies and applying parametric modelling and building optimisation to address environmental and total carbon performance in the context of a changing and extreme climates.

The post has funding for 24 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key requirements

For appointment at Grade 7, a PhD, or near completion, in Building Performance Analysis or a closely related subject, or a Masters-level qualification in architecture, engineering or physics together with specific relevant industry experience is essential.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of an iterative and collaborative design process, strong technical and analytical skills, well-developed project management skills, and be passionate about influencing the construction and development industry’s response to the climate emergency.

Please note appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

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.

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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