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Assistant Professional Researcher - Simulation/HVAC focus - Center for the Built Environment
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 19, 2021
Title Assistant Professional Researcher - Simulation/HVAC focus - Center for the Built Environment
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 11/15/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Research Professor
  • Architectural (Building & Construction)

Assistant Professional Researcher - Simulation/HVAC focus - Center for the Built Environment

The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking an Assistant Professional Researcher to lead research on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building performance simulations, occupancy detection, and plug load management.


The successful candidate's main duties and responsibilities will consist of:
  • Participating in and leading research projects in building science that include building performance simulation, laboratory experiments, field studies of occupant comfort, energy performance, and other aspects of building performance.
  • Developing research capabilities and directions for the HVAC and building performance assessment team at CBE; identifying trends in research and helping to develop the corresponding team capabilities required to take on the associated research challenges.
  • Identifying funding opportunities at government agencies, industry and philanthropic organizations; leading proposals to apply to those opportunities.
  • Overseeing simulation or experimental design and set-up, including data acquisition systems, calibration, physical measurements, human and building performance assessments, and simulation methods.
  • Supervising and conducting experiments in laboratory settings, field studies, or simulation contexts.
  • Overseeing and conducting comprehensive data analysis including both qualitative and quantitative data, and design tool development.
  • Writing technical documents and presenting research results, as well as preparing project reports for funding agencies and/or industry partners.
  • Writing articles for refereed academic journals, industry publications, and/or conferences.
  • Managing research project budgets.
  • Supervising and training graduate students and other team members working on research projects.
  • Participating in standards and code development and with professional associations, for example, ASHRAE or IBPSA.

This position is covered by the UC-UAW collective bargaining agreement for Academic Researchers. The current contract can be found here: Additional information can be found on the website:

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