The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington has operated the Integrated Design Lab since 1999. The IDL provides research, technical assistance, and outreach aimed at sustainability in commercial and institutional building design and operation.
The Integrated Design Lab (IDL) is seeking a non-tenured entry to mid-level Post-Doctoral Scholar to join our team located at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA. This person will provide project assistance and management of a variety of IDL activities under the direction of Lab faculty.
Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
General Duties: The successful applicant will assist in delivery of technical assistance, research, analysis, writing, and periodic presentations on lab projects. She/he will also assist with project management duties including correspondence, scheduling, and project coordination. The successful candidate will work with graduate students in the College of Built Environments program providing some training and supervisory guidance. The successful applicant will also assist the directors in the day-to-day operation of the lab.
Collaborate with faculty and graduate students to assist with research, analysis, and project coordination.
Assist in delivery of technical assistance, research, and analysis.
Manage the schedule of graduate students and their activities in the lab.
Edit and write reports of research including the assembly, organization, analysis and interpretation of data; perform necessary literature survey.
Prepare and present written and oral reports of research and analyses.
Represent the UW IDL at meetings and/or conferences.
Use word processing, graphics, statistical, spreadsheet and/or database software.
This is a 12-month 1.0 FTE position starting in winter 2020. The position is supported by external grants to the University of Washington, and is therefore subject to on-going availability of research funding. This is a term limited position. Funding is in place for two-years – with a strong outlook for the next five years.
Conditions of Employment and Desired Skills: The position requires a terminal degree in the field of architecture or engineering and one or more years of experience with energy efficiency, architecture firm experience, or equivalent. A strong interest in building performance simulation methods, with specific skills in energy simulation, daylighting simulation, and parametric design is highly desired.
Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential.
Required Skills: Applicants for the position should have:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability and experience with building performance simulation methods including visual-programming tools such as Grasshopper
Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
Ability to perform research and analysis.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of building energy efficiency.
To apply for this position, include the following:
Curriculum Vitae or resume
Letter of intent outlining research objective and a brief statement on how your research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups
Sample of professional work
Names of three references and their contact information, including address, email, and phone
Applications will be submitted via Interfolio. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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