Research Associate/Fellow in Buildings, Energy and Environment
University of Nottingham Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Closing Date
Friday, 3rd December 2021
Job Type
£27924 to £40927 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above EU funded post within the Buildings, Energy and Environment (BEE) Research Group to investigate affordable solutions for rapid retrofit of residential buildings (Surefit). The project will demonstrate fast-track renovation of existing domestic buildings by integrating innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious prefabricated technologies.

The candidate should have the necessary theoretical and practical skills in some or all of the areas of aerogel insulation, phase change material, solar thermal and photovoltaic, vacuum glazing, heat recovery, heat pumps and evaporative coolers. He/she needs to provide leadership and be able to drive the project forward.

The BEE Research Group has an international reputation for excellence across a broad range of sustainable energy technologies encompassing low carbon buildings, building retrofit, HVAC, energy storage and renewable energy in the built environment. The Group has extensive research facilities including the Creative Energy Homes and state-of-the-art facilities for sustainable technologies.

Candidates must hold (or about to complete) a PhD degree in an appropriate field (for example, thermal energy systems, building services engineering, mechanical engineering or chemical engineering). They should also have sound expertise in modelling and experimentation of thermal energy systems.

This full-time (36.25 hours) post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Job share arrangements would be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Saffa Riffat – email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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