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Postdoctoral Scholar, LCA and Energy Efficiency of Buildings, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Job ID: 20770

Updated: June 23, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: LCA and Energy Efficiency of Buildings
Duration: 1 year
Start date: Oct 1, 2020
Salary: $45K

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Life Cycle analysis of building materials and components, and impact on energy performance of buildings and communities.

Job Description:
The candidate is expected to conduct the following:

  • In depth knowledge and proven expertise in LCA of materials and building components, and using programs such SimaPro or ATHENA
  • Research related to improving energy efficiency in building and communities (including methods of energy generation, sharing of energies between buildings, etc.); research methods might require programming and simulations using advanced energy programs such as EnergyPlus, TRNSYS, etc.
  • Assisting Dr. H-Vermette in the administration of research projects
  • Writing of papers, reports, as well as assisting in preparing grant applications

The candidate should have a PhD in building engineering, mechanical engineering or related subjects. Accumulated expertise in LCA of building materials and components is essential to pursue research. Knowledge in heat transfer, thermodynamics, programming, energy systems, and/or building science/physics is desirable. The candidate should demonstrate the capacity of technical writing (having already published a number of journal and conference papers, in peer reviewed venues). The candidate should have the capability of working independently and/or within teams, as well as the ability of working, when needed, simultaneously on multiple tasks.

Application Details:
Contact information: Prof Caroline H-Vermette
Method of the application: By email: [email protected]
Deadline for submitting applications: September 1, 2020

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape visit Careers in the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape.

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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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