Post Doctoral Researcher, Smart Energy Communities

Job details
Posting date: 22 September 2021
Salary: £32,344 to £35,326 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 October 2021
Location: Headington, Oxford
Company: Oxford Brookes University
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 106797

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This is a fixed-term appointment for 24 months starting from December 2021 or sooner.

You will be responsible for:
- Implementation and day-to-day running of the EPSRC funded Energy Revolutions Research Consortium (EnergyRev) Plus and Innovate UK funded Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO) projects
- Co-design and prototype a suite of smart interactive tools that visualise spatially and temporally local energy flows and interdependencies
- Gather locally specific GIS based data that enables these tools to run in local energy demonstrators
- Evaluate the new tools for their effectiveness and inclusiveness
- Undertake high resolution local energy mapping of Oxfordshire to strategically identify future local energy projects.
- Preparation of papers for publication and making presentations at meetings and/or conferences.

You should have:
- A higher degree (MSc/MPhil/PhD) in architectural engineering, building services, architecture or similar discipline
- Experience of undertaking building performance monitoring and/or user surveys
- Experience of undertaking analysis of big datasets
- Experience of designing and analyzing appropriate research tools, eg questionnaires and interviews.
- Advanced knowledge of smart low energy systems in buildings and communities
- Good written and verbal communication skills.

Interviews: 1 November 2021

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