Post Doc Fellow, Building Energy Performance, Dept of Civil & Architectural Eng & Construction Mgmt

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Job Overview

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow researcher to work on a project developing cost-optimal, equitable building performance standards (BPS) in Ohio’s large cities. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and led by Assistant Professor Amanda Webb.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct quantitative analysis of the energy performance of the building stock in Ohio’s large cities.
  • Use quantitative modeling results to develop data-driven BPS policies and supporting technical assistance programs.
  • Collaborate closely with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Technical Assistance Network, as well as the project’s network of government, industry, and nonprofit partners throughout Ohio.
  • Assist in preparing project reports and manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and present research results at conferences.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Prior to the effective date of appointment, a PhD in Architectural Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Required Experience

In-depth experience with urban scale energy data analysis and modeling.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Prior experience working on energy policy and/or energy equity.

Application ProcessInterested candidates should apply online and use the “Additional Documents” feature to upload a:

    Cover letterCurriculum vitae including a list of publicationsStatement of research interests describing prior and current research experienceContact information for three professional references.

Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 94788


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