Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
Research Associate Positions

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Control and Optimization of Energy Efficient Buildings

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities in Cambridge, MA is seeking a researcher to conduct advanced research on the control and optimization of energy efficient buildings. The research topics include but are not limited to the design of control algorithms, optimization and implementation of control strategies for the House Zero project. The candidate may also participate in working proposals to secure funding for future projects. The potential candidates will collaborate with CGBC researchers on related research topics.

Requirements:

  • Highly-motivated with a strong control/automation/optimization background and willing to explore applications such as optimizing heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings.
  • Interest in smart building applications. Knowledge about HVAC or familiarity with sensors as well as BACnet or KNX protocol is a plus.
  • Good coding skills and a strong control background are preferred.
  • Post-doctoral candidates should have either 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Harvard’s Pollman Fellowship in Real Estate and Urban Development Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 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.

Applications are accepted annually. The current deadline is December 1, 2018. Please refer to the Pollman Fellowship webpage to stay informed of any changes.

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.

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

 

Research Associate Positions

There are no current listings for Research Associates at the GSD.

 

 

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