Architect Job: Research Associate in Overheating Resilient Livestock Building Design

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The Welsh School of Architecture of Cardiff University is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join our team and work with Prof Zhiwen Luo on our cutting-edge project focused on dairy cow heat stress and building microclimate. This project is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) collaborating with several other universities in the UK.

At the heart of our project lies a crucial mission – to unravel the mysteries of heat stress in dairy buildings, both in today’s climate and the changing climate of the future. We are dedicated to pioneering novel architectural and building design solutions that will mitigate the risks associated with overheating. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA), your primary role will be to lead the development of overheating resilient livestock building designs. As part of our dynamic research team, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with experts from diverse disciplines, including animal science and behavior science. Our collaborative efforts extend beyond Cardiff University, encompassing esteemed partners at the University of Reading, University of Essex, and Writtle University College.

Ideal Candidate: We are seeking an individual who embodies the spirit of innovation and possesses the drive to make a tangible impact in the field of architectural science. 

For informal enquiries about the role and the Welsh School of Architecture, please contact Professor Zhiwen Luo, [email protected] 

This full-time position (35 hours per week) is available from April 2024 and is fixed term for 24 months. Applications for a flexible working or job share arrangements will also be considered. 

Salary: £39,347 – £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)

How to apply:
In your application form or cover letter – please address how you meet the person specification criteria as identified in the job description and submit a full CV.

Closing date: 7 December 2023

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  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:  Responsible research assessment – Research – Cardiff University

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