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First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer - Building Performance Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group

Resolution date September 5th 2017

Proposal for the Assignement of First Stage Researcher Project Engineer - Building Performance Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group

Publish date 6th 2017

First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer -  Building Performance Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group

The applicant will work as a first stage research engineer in projects related to Net Zero Energy Buildings and Communities, DER (Distributed Energy Resources) integration and energy management systems in buildings. He/she will report to the Head of the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group and to lead-Researcher of Building Performance research line.

The research will be embedded in the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group which main research subject is the Integrated and Systemic approach for Zero Energy Communities, Buildings and Industries. The group’s special focus is on the Mediterranean and other warm weather regions. The vision is to build an applied research group that contributes to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through energy efficiency measures, production of clean energy, and integration of distributed renewable energy sources (RES).

The candidate will participate in technical work of research projects in fields related with optimization of energy performance and comfort of buildings and energy flexible buildings. Activities where he/she will be involved are literature review, physical problem solution, dynamic simulation and optimization. Properly elaboration of reporting reports and articles for scientific publication will be also carried out.

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates with a MSc degree in Building Physics Science or Mechanical engineering. Knowledge in heat and mass transfer phenomena, renewable energy technologies and experience in computational energy systems simulation tools is essential. Knowledge of TRNSYS, Matlab or other dynamic building simulation tools is valuable. Knowledge of HVAC systems is highly valuable.

We are looking for a methodical, excellent team-player and results-oriented candidate with good communication skills. Mastery of English on all levels will be essential. Knowledge of other languages will be desirable.

We offer
We offer the chance to become part of an exciting and consolidated team, with international recognition, for developing cross-cutting projects in science and technology, oriented towards excellence. We also offer a research environment comprised of highly qualified and motivated professionals. Salaries will be paid in accordance with the IREC’s salary policy, depending on the candidate’s qualification and professional experience.

Workplace. Barcelona (IREC facilities)

Applicants should send a detailed CV and a letter of motivation to Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla .
The application deadline is 30th August
Please indicate “2017 –R1 Buildings” in the subject