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Masters Scholarships at UCL IEDE

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UCL IEDE, at The Bartlett, is delighted to announce a number of scholarships across its world-leaing masters programmes. Details and programme descriptions can be found below.
1-The innovative new MSc programme on Integrated Building Systems Design and Operation:
The MSc IBSDO aspires to create innovation and research leaders in the engineering design and operation of integrated building systems, with an expertise grounded in technical excellence.
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2- The ground-breaking MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings programme:
The MSc HWSB is creating a new generation of experts who can drive innovation for health and wellbeing in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of sustainable buildings.
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3-The MSc Light and Lighting programme, one of the world’s leading lighting design and engineering programmes.
Since 1987, the MSc L&L has continually produced some of the world’s leading lighting engineers and designers. It has greatly contributed to solving some of society’s most practical problems, from how best to light indoor spaces to how to safely and efficiency light streets.
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UCL-Research Associate in Building Performance and Programming

23/02/18
The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE) is a multidisciplinary institute within the Bartlett, with around 55 staff and PhD students. The UCL IEDE pursues a deeper understanding of the interactions between the built environment and health, human wellbeing, productivity, energy use and climate change.
The post will play a critical role in a programme of research, which will provide the tools and analysis to enable key stakeholders to plan and manage the development of the UK school building stock to provide high quality built environments whilst limiting energy demand, carbon emissions and environmental impact. The postholder will play a leading role in the development and maintenance of the online dynamic energy benchmarking platform, develop a range of other energy/environmental models and analytical tools, publish extensively and present research findings to a range of senior government and industry stakeholders.
The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post maybe available. Please note that due to available grant funding the appointment will commence at the lower end of the salary scale.
Key Requirements
Postgraduate degree in computer science, engineering, architecture, physics, or related quantitative field, or equivalent by experience. PhD, or near to completion or commensurate research experience in a quantitative field related to the subject area.
A specialism in building performance simulation and programming and experience of working in HPC environment is essential.
Prior domestic and/or non-domestic building energy and environment modelling experience, including the use of Energy Plus, Python and SQL is desirable.
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 (Prof Dejan Mumovic), (d.mumovic@ucl.ac.uk).
Further Details
A job description, person specification, and details on how to apply can be accessed at the UCL Human Resources website.

New Research posts (UK-India RESIDE project) in Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

23/02/18
We are pleased to announce two new full-time Research Associate posts (3.5 years) based in the OISD Low Carbon Building Group at the School of Architecture in Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK).
The posts are funded through the EPSRC / DST Newton-Bhabha funded UK-India research project – RESIDE (Residential building energy demand reduction in India).
The four year RESIDE project aims to assess all aspects of the residential energy use problem, including performance of the building fabric; in-home appliances; indoor environment and occupant behaviour, to underpin a residential building energy code for high-quality, low-energy housing across all five climatic zones in India. More information about RESIDE is available here - https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/news/researchers-receive-major-grant-to-help-improve-the-energy-efficiency-of-millions-of-homes-in-india/
For further information about the job description and application pack for the two posts, please visit:
1. Research Associate (Housing performance evaluation) - https://my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=044978
2. Research Associate (Low carbon housing) - https://my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=044979
Closing date is 7 January 2018
The Low Carbon Building (LCB) Group at Oxford Brookes University has a strong international reputation in the field of carbon mapping (RIBA award-winning DECoRuM model), building performance evaluation, climate change adaptation of buildings and low carbon communities. RESIDE builds on ongoing India research by the LCB Group, including the United Nations funded project 'Mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India’ which seeks to promote sustainability as an integral part of social housing, and the recently launched Newton Fund supported Learn-BPEproject on evaluating the actual performance of green buildings in India.
Please feel free to circulate this email to colleagues who may be interested in this post. If you have any queries, please contact:

Professor Rajat Gupta BArch MSc PhD FRSA
Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change.
Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)
Director of OISD: Low Carbon Building Group.
School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment,
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 OBP
T: + 44 (0) 1865 484049, E: rgupta@brookes.ac.uk

Two Lecturing Positions at Plymouth University

23/02/18
1-Lecturer in Building Engineering, School of Art, Design and Architecture Plymouth University, Devon, United Kingdom
Salary £33,518 to £47,722 per annum, grade 7/8, Full time, permanent contract
Closing date 7th January 2018 Job Reference: A5710
The Department of the Built Environment of the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth wishes to appoint an outstanding and inspirational academic in Building Engineering to complement and build on its existing research and teaching strengths.
You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of the recently started undergraduate course in Architectural Engineering and the postgraduate course in High Performance Buildings. You will also be teaching on the undergraduate courses in Building Surveying and Construction Management. We are looking to appoint a candidate with a dedication to the delivery of high quality teaching in areas such as such as building services engineering, building technology and building physics. Other administration duties to support the management of the courses would be expected.
You will have a doctoral degree and a scholarly reputation, demonstrated by a good record of high quality journal publications in the field. You will be expected to contribute to the Department’s next REF submission. Previous experience in winning external funding in the built environment field and a track record of working with industry through research or other partnerships will be highly valued. We would generally expect applicants for Lecturer level to have post-doctoral experience. Membership of CIBSE or similar is desirable.
All activities undertaken within this role need to be in compliance with the University’s Safety Policy and undertaken in a way that demonstrates the University’s commitment to Equality and Diversity for staff, students and partners.
Contact for informal discussion: Professor Pieter de Wilde, Associate Head of the Department of the Built Environment on email pieter.dewilde@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone +441752586115
This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis, starting 1 August 2018.

2-Lecturer in Built Environment School of Art, Design and Architecture Plymouth University, Devon, United Kingdom
Salary £33,518 to £47,722 per annum, grade 7/8 Full time, permanent contract
Closing date 7th January 2018 Job Reference: A5706
The Department of the Built Environment of the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth wishes to appoint an outstanding and inspirational academic in Built Environment to complement and build on its existing research and teaching strengths.
You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of the undergraduate courses in Building Surveying, Construction Management and Architectural Engineering, as well as the postgraduate course in High Performance Buildings. We are looking to appoint a candidate with a dedication to the delivery of high quality teaching in areas such as such as building surveying, retrofit and refurbishment, facility management, project finance and procurement, or construction law and contracts. Other administration duties to support the management of the courses would be expected.
You will have a doctorate degree and a scholarly reputation, demonstrated by a good record of high quality journal publications in the field. You will be expected to contribute to the Department’s next REF submission. Previous experience in winning external funding in the built environment field and a track record of working with industry through research or other partnerships will be highly valued. We would generally expect applicants for Lecturer level to have post-doctoral experience. Membership of the RICS, CIOB or similar is desirable.
Contact for informal discussion: Professor Pieter de Wilde, Associate Head of the Department of the Built Environment on email pieter.dewilde@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone +441752586115
This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis, starting 1 June 2018.
Interview are expected to take place early-February 2018.
Closing date: 12 Midnight, 7 January 2018

Two fully-funded full-time PhD studentships -OFFER EXPIREDin Low Carbon Building Group

01/02/18
We are pleased to announce two more fully-funded full-time PhD studentships in the Low Carbon Building Research Group, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development and the School of Architecture in Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK).
Both studentships are open to UK, EU and International students. The successful applicant will receive an annual bursary of £11,000/year for three years and the tuition fees will be paid by the University.

The OISD Low Carbon Building Group (LCBG) has a strong international reputation in the field of carbon mapping (RIBA award-winning DECoRuM model), building performance evaluation, climate change adaptation of buildings and neighbourhoods, and low carbon communities. The Group’s recent research on ‘innovative low energy in-situ refurbishment and building performance evaluation of a historic town council building’ has been short-listed for a RIBA Research award 2016 (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/About-Brookes/News/Academics-shortlisted-for-prestigious-RIBA-research-award/) The group has also recently been awarded research grants from EU Horizon 2020 programme, EPSRC, Innovate UK and UNEP.
(See: http://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/resources/LowCarbonBGv4.pdf and http://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/resources/lcbg-bpe-booklet-2015.pdf/).
1. Eco-Bicester Living Lab PhD Studentship (closing date: 11 November 2016)
· The doctoral research study will be designed to address the overarching question: How effective is an exemplary development in meeting the design expectations of an eco-town and aspirations of one planet community?
· For further information about PhD studentship and application pack, please see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUZ133/eco-bicester-living-lab-phd-studentship
2. Energy Performance Gap in Housing PhD studentship (closing date: 11 November 2016)
· The doctoral research study will be designed to understand, evaluate and minimize the effect of the energy performance gap on actual housing performance, both from a technical, and occupants’ perspective.
· For further information about the PhD studentship and the application pack, please see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUZ282/phd-studentship-on-energy-performance-gap-in-housing
We are looking to recruit exceptional candidates of the highest quality who are capable of submitting PhD theses within 3 years.
Successful candidates will start in January 2017.