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The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) project is part of SPECIFIC (Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovation in Functional Coatings) which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, by Innovate UK and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

The SPECIFIC 2 Operation, led by Swansea University, is addressing the challenge of low carbon electricity and heat by enabling buildings to generate, store and release their own energy, in one system. LCBE (Low Carbon Built Environment) was one of the research themes within the LCRI (Low Carbon Research Institute) Convergence Energy Programme and has continued to be led by the WSA, Cardiff University as part of the SPECIFIC 2 Operation.

An interdisciplinary team at the WSA have spent the past 6 years planning, designing, demonstrating and monitoring a combination of new-to-the-market low carbon energy technologies within the built environment that significantly contribute towards carbon reductions and stimulate Welsh low carbon technology supply chain. Replicable and appropriate technologies have been installed in properties and evidence is being generated through monitoring to understand their performance in practice. Occupants have been engaged the process from design to operation and a range of data has been collected from questionnaires, surveys and monitoring equipment.

The post holder will contribute to knowledge exchange and dissemination to promote the LCBE component of the SPECIFIC 2 programme to a wider audience. The post holder will also pursue excellence in research impact.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during August/September, definite dates will be provided after shortlisting.

For informal enquiries about the role and the Welsh School of Architecture, please contact:

• Dr Joanne Patterson, Patterson@cardiff.ac.uk or Emmanouil Perisoglou, (PerisoglouE@cardiff.ac.uk) 

For further details about working in Cardiff University please visit the Cardiff University Website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/ 

This post is available immediately on a full time (35 hours per week) basis and is fixed term until 31 March 2023. Applications for a flexible working or job share arrangements will also be considered.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment 

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