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Post Doctoral Fellow - Architectural Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Feb. 9, 2023
Title Post Doctoral Fellow - Architectural Engineering
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Civil Engineering

Post Doctoral Fellow - Architectural Engineering


Architectural- NFR-JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Laboratory for Healthy, Environmental, Resilient Buildings (HERB-Lab) at the Department of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering at WPI (PI: Nancy Ma, PhD) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in support of research in Architectural Engineering and specifically in the areas of human factors related to building technologies and indoor environmental quality.

The initial appointment is for two years, given satisfactory research progress, and can be extended depending on progress and funding availability. Candidates with a PhD in architectural engineering, or related fields with a background in human factors related to building technologies and environment, mechanical system performance, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) assessment are of particular interest. Strong candidates will have demonstrated expertise in the themes listed above and will seek to pursue experimental and field-based research. Experiences with data analysis, IoT sensors, and computational modeling are highly desirable. Career advancement opportunities through application to foundation or pilot grants will be encouraged as part of the fellow's mentorship plan.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.



  • Successful candidates must hold a PhD degree (by the time of appointment) in Mechanical, Civil, Architectural Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analytics using programming languages such as Python, R, or similar, are required.
  • Preferred candidates should have academic records that are consistent with an ability to publish in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals.
  • The successful candidates should have effective communication skills, self-motivated with a strong work ethic.

Candidates are expected to work with faculty within and outside the department to develop interdisciplinary research and, in the case where an ongoing research program is in place, contribute to the accomplishment of specific program objectives. Candidates are encouraged to develop grant proposals with faculty.

Applicants should submit a single file in PDF format including a cover letter describing their research experience and interests (max. 3 pages), a CV, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Nan Ma ( The intended start date is in January 2023 (exact start date negotiable). This position will remain open until filled.

WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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