UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


We're hiring: Research Fellow in Building Information and Energy Modelling

17 January 2023

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to the Horizon Europe project “High-Quality Data-Driven Services for a Digital Built Environment towards a Climate-Neutral Building Stock” (DigiBUILD).

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Key information

  • UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Specific unit / Sub department: The Institute for Environmental Design & Engineering
  • Location of position: London
  • Grade: 7
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £37,873 - £45,720 per annum
  • Closing Date: 30 January 2023
  • Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
  • Interview date: TBC
  • Job reference: B04-03264 

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Duties and Responsibilities

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 research fellow to contribute to the delivery of the Horizon Europe project “High-Quality Data-Driven Services for a Digital Built Environment towards a Climate-Neutral Building Stock” (DigiBUILD). The Research Fellow will be working together with other group members and project partners to design and implement software components to support the information management processes and data flows of the project. The research fellow will oversee UCL’s contributions towards developing a data space for building stock data on a federated and enriched data lake. They will support information collection in the demonstration sites. The research fellow is expected to work closely with other members of the project towards the extracting requirements that can lead to the design of the DigiBUILD overall software architecture. This post is available immediately and is funded for 12 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The preferred candidate will be expected to have solid knowledge in either Building and District Information Modelling, or Energy Modelling (e.g. using white-box modelling tools like EnergyPlus or Modelica), or both. They are expected to have excellent programming or scripting skills and the ability to publish and document code and write reports. It is desirable that they have prior experience working in international multi-partner and multi-disciplinary projects.

Further Details

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

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Dr Dimitrios Rovas, d.rovas@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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

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