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Assistant Professional Researcher – HVAC Systems/Indoor ENV Quality in Buildings – Center for Environmental Design Research

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One Assistant Professional Researcher appointment is available at the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) ( within the Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR) at University of California Berkeley. The mission of the CBE is “to improve the environmental quality and energy efficiency of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies and design and operation techniques”. We are recruiting candidates to perform research aligned with that mission, focusing on HVAC systems or indoor environmental quality, depending on the skillset of the applicant. The primary duties of the candidate will include:
• Perform research aligned with the mission of the CBE;
• Publish research in academic journals and at conferences;
• Write project reports for funding agencies;
• Supervise and train Masters and PhD students;
• Supervise postdoctoral researchers;
• Write proposals to obtain funding for future research projects;
• Engage with our industry partners (

Basic/minimum qualifications at time of application:
A PhD or equivalent in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Building Physics, Engineering, or a related field.

Additional required qualifications:
Postdoctoral or professional research experience including at least one and preferably more of the following fields:
• HVAC systems (e.g., radiant systems, underfloor air distribution, overhead systems, etc.);
• Indoor environmental quality (e.g., thermal comfort);
• Building performance modeling (e.g., EnergyPlus);
• Field studies of buildings, instrumentation, and full-scale lab experiments;
• Building controls (e.g., BACnet);
• Statistical modeling, machine learning, and data analysis. A peer-reviewed publication record

Additional preferred qualifications:
• Two years of Postdoctoral or professional research experience
• Experience writing grant proposals and successfully obtaining funding
• Experience managing research projects and supervising graduate students
• Programming experience (e.g., Python, C++, Java, R, etc.)

This is a one-year full-time (100%) position with a starting salary range of $66,800 - $82,900, plus benefits, depending on qualifications, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. Existing funding is in place for this position until 2018.

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality, ( prior to submitting their letters.

The initial review date is March 4, 2015; please apply by this date to receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. The position will remain open until April 3, 2015. The anticipated start date of this position is May 2015. Please address inquiries to both Fred Bauman ( and Paul Raftery ( at the University of California Berkeley.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • List of Publications - Arranged by category (peer-reviewed) journal articles (peer-reviewed) conferences articles and other

  • One Example of Publication

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)