Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Computational Support for Energy-conscious Design, Analysis and Operation
Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC)

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities in Cambridge, MA is seeking a researcher for a postdoctoral position in the area of Computational Support for Energy-conscious Design, Analysis and Operation, with an emphasis on environmental sensors, smart building components, data analysis and visualization, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technologies, and sensory mediation. This research group explores beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines to instigate dramatic changes in the way we understand, experience and design space and energy. Existing and emerging projects in which the postdoctoral researcher could be involved include:

  • Designing and implementing graphic and immersive visualization systems linked to sensors and building automation control systems;
  • Designing and evaluating sensor systems, algorithms, and smart building/city components that enhance comfort, efficiency, communications, and evaluation and control systems.
  • Designing and evaluating new wearable technologies to support architectural/urban design and enhance spatial and sensory experience as it relates to energy conscious building practices and lifestyles.
  • Developing data visualization and augmented and virtual reality techniques linked to building/city environmental sensors, wearable devices, and design and control systems.
  • Evaluating existing and emergent technologies within the “Internet of Things” that relate to energy performance and efficiency, comfort, control, and visualization.

Ideal applicants will have a background in algorithmics, data science and computer graphics, and experience with app development, human-computer interaction, info-graphics, and building prototypes (software and/or hardware).  Additional experience such as with energy-related topics, image processing, computer vision, machine learning, and designing and running user studies is desirable. Innovative, creative, out of box thinking and demonstrated success working on teams are also important.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.harvard.edu.

 

Harvard’s Pollman Fellowship in Real Estate and Urban Development Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Fellowship Year

Established in 2002 through the generous gift of Harold A. Pollman, the Pollman Fellowship is given to outstanding post-doctoral graduates in real estate, urban planning, and development to spend one year in residence as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Applicants in the fields of political economy, economic development, urban economics, and other areas in urban planning and development related to real estate and urban development are also encouraged to apply.

Post-doctoral candidates for the Fellowship should either have received their doctoral degree, or have submitted their dissertation for final awarding of the degree. The Fellowship award is $30,000 plus medical benefits, and is to be used towards living and research expenses while the Fellow is resident in Cambridge. While at Harvard, the Fellow may audit courses, and may seek to supplement the fellowship with teaching and research assignments with faculty. The Fellow is expected to produce at least one publishable paper in a refereed journal and to take part in research workshops, and to contribute to the life of the School.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and a short statement of their current and proposed research by email to Sarah Hutchinson at the address below.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017.

Sarah Hutchinson
Program Coordinator, Urban Planning and Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: shutchinson@gsd.harvard.edu

 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Control and Optimization for Energy Systems and Buildings
Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC)

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Description:

This is a joint position between the CGBC and SEAS. This position involves conducting advanced research on control and optimization for energy efficient buildings and large-scale networks. The research topics include but are not limited to designing control algorithms for buildings and electricity network systems, optimizing and implementing control strategies in House Zero project. The candidate will focus on and actively participate in proposal writing to secure more funding for future projects. The potential candidates will collaborate with researchers in both the CGBC and Prof. Li Na’s group on related research topics.

Requirements:

  • Highly-motivated with a strong mathematical background and interests in both theory and application.
  • Interest in smart building applications. Knowledge about HVAC is a plus.
  • Interest in electricity network systems, in particular optimization and control for power systems.
  • Good coding skills and a strong control background are preferred.
  • Post-doctoral candidates should either have received their doctoral degree, or have submitted their dissertation for final awarding of the degree.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.harvard.edu.

 

 

 

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