Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities in Cambridge, MA is seeking a researcher for a postdoctoral position in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD. This position involves conducting advanced research on CFD for buildings and cities as well as to advance the pedagogical approaches of teaching these topics.  The research topics include but are not limited to coupling CFD with energy simulation, implementing real-time CFD simulations for net-zero buildings, developing CFD plug-ins for natural ventilation design, and evaluating indoor and outdoor air quality. In addition, the potential candidates will help with the research proposals to attract funded projects.


A deep understanding of fluid mechanics and CFD.

Proficiency in FLUENT or equivalent.

Mechanical engineering or related backgrounds are preferred.
Post-doctoral candidates for the 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

About the CGBC

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) is dedicated to research that drives the development of new design strategies for sustainable building and planning. Through long-term multidisciplinary research, the CGBC addresses the global environmental challenge of climate change by focusing on buildings, which account for the vast majority of energy use and carbon pollution throughout the world. The CGBC’s goal is to transform the building industry by developing new processes, systems, and products that lead to more sustainable, high-performance buildings and an enhanced way of life for people in the built environment. For more information, visit:


Postdoctoral Fellow: Computational Support for Energy-conscious Design, Analysis and Operation

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 wearable technology, environmental sensors, smart building components, data visualization, augmented reality, 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 evaluating new wearable technologies to enhance spatial and sensory experience.

•  Designing and evaluating sensor systems and smart building components to enhance comfort, efficiency, and evaluation and control systems.

•  Designing and evaluating new wearable technologies to support architectural/urban design as it relates to energy conscious building practices.

•  Developing data visualization and augmented and virtual reality techniques linked to wearable devices, building/environmental sensors, 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 app development, human-computer interaction, info-graphics, experience building prototypes (software and/or hardware), and experience designing and running user studies.   Experience with energy-related topics, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning are preferable.

Innovative, creative, out of box thinking and demonstrated success working on teams are also important.


1. Please complete the application form and attach supporting documents as PDFs:

a) curriculum vitae including list of publications;

b) detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, outlining academic and possible industry applications of proposed research activities;

c) information (ppt/weblinks) on any relevant professional experiences complimenting research pursuits

The Center will notify applicants to confirm receipt of a complete application.



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






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