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Researcher in Energy House 2.0, The University of Salford

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work alongside our Energy House Labs (EHL) team and our industrial partners Saint Gobain and Bellway Homes on their demonstration projects within the unique research and innovation facility Energy House 2.0.

You will work in partnership to design experiments, gather data and write performance reports on the demonstration homes within Energy House 2.0 for 18 months.

We are looking for an ambitious and creative researcher to work on what will be a globally unique project.

We are interested to speak with researcher with expertise in building physics, building performance, as well as data acquisition and analysis experience in these fields.

You will work with the EHL team to design experiments to evaluate the buildings, their systems and their performance within Energy House 2.0 which allows for close control of environmental conditions, and repeatable experiments.

The role will be industry facing you’ll use your excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as project management and team working experience.

This is a unique opportunity to join a high-profile team with an opportunity for further growth and a world leading project with industry. 

If you would like to have a chat about the role please contact Professor Will Swan ( or Professor Richard Fitton (

The closing date for the role is 9th October 2022 and the starting salary is £35,333

The School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE) is home to a diverse, global community of over 4000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students supported by over 300 colleagues, and a hub of discovery and innovation.

It was formed in 2018 from the unification of three smaller Schools to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary working across its broad academic offer, concentrating around the built and natural environments.

Our multidisciplinary approach is designed to shape the next generation of scientists, engineers, urbanists, and climate leaders.

We are working to nurture an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community. At Salford you’ll be encouraged to innovate, be courageous and unstoppable, to ensure we’re all working to a shared goal of delivering a great experience for our students and wider community.

What’s in it for you? 

Competitive salary – and excellent pension scheme.

Generous annual leave – plus the ability to buy additional holiday days

Flexible, agile and hybrid working – we support a culture of both flexible and agile working subject to business requirements

Professional development – a comprehensive package of personal development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential

Wellbeing support – dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships.

Greater Manchester– Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleagues, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong

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