Postdoctoral Researcher in Smart Energy Communities

The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment is recruiting a fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher in Smart Energy Communities for 14 months starting as soon as possible.


The overall purpose of the post is to help with the implementation of externally funded projects in the Low Carbon Building Research (LCBR) Group.


You will be responsible for:

  • Implementation and day-to-day running of the EPSRC funded Energy Revolutions Research Consortium (EnergyRev) Plus and Innovate UK funded Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO) projects
  • Co-design and prototype a suite of smart interactive tools that visualise spatially and temporally local energy flows and interdependencies
  • Gather locally specific GIS based data that enables these tools to run in local energy demonstrators
  • Evaluate the new tools for their effectiveness and inclusiveness
  • Undertake high resolution local energy mapping of Oxfordshire to strategically identify future local energy projects
  • Preparation of papers for publication and making presentations at meetings and/or conferences.

You should have:

  • A higher degree (MSc/MPhil/PhD) in architectural engineering, building services, architecture or similar discipline
  • Experience of undertaking building performance monitoring and/or user surveys
  • Experience of undertaking analysis of big datasets
  • Experience of designing and analyzing appropriate research tools, eg questionnaires and interviews
  • Advanced knowledge of smart low energy systems in buildings and communities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Please note, due to the volume of applications, we are not able to provide feedback to applicants that are not shortlisted.


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The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.


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