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  500 Internal Server Error- 网赌网址-app下载

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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.

 

 

Pollman Fellowship in Real Estate and Urban Development

Established in 2002 through the generous gift of Harold A. Pollman, the Pollman Fellowship in Real Estate and Urban Development is given to outstanding postdoctoral 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 economic development, political economy, urban economics, and other areas in urban planning related to real estate and urban development are also encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral candidates for the Pollman Fellowship should either have received their doctorate 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 at Harvard, the fellow may audit courses and may seek to supplement the fellowship with teaching and research assignments. The fellow is expected to produce at least one publishable paper in a refereed journal, to participate in research workshops, and to contribute to the life of the School.

Applications are accepted annually. Please refer to the Pollman Fellowship webpage for instructions on how and when to apply.

 

Research Associate Positions

 

Full-time Research Associate(s)

Harvard GSD Office for Urbanization

The Office for Urbanization  500 Internal Server Error- 网赌网址-app下载

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Primary responsibilities include digital modeling of urban form in relation to ecological parameters, and the representation of urban form and ecological processes. Additional responsibilities include primary and secondary research on related topics in relevant literature, the curation of precedents and references, the design and production of research reports, the development of exhibition materials, and the writing and editing of texts in English and/or Mandarin. Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in written and spoken Mandarin or written and spoken Spanish is desirable, although not required.

Qualifications include: 

  • Master’s degree in one or more of the design discipline(s) (architecture, landscape architecture, urban design) from the GSD (or English language equivalent);
  • At least one year of professional practice and/or design research experience in modeling and representation of urban form and ecological processes;
  • Proficiency in digital modeling and relational urban planning workflows (i.e. Rhino and Grasshopper, etc.) and representation of urban form and ecological processes.

This is a full-time position as a member of the research staff of the Harvard GSD for 6 to 12 months, with the possibility of renewal. Compensation and benefits are dependent upon experience and qualifications, as defined by GSD policies.

If interested, please send a letter of intent, CV, and portfolio to Christina Burkot, OFU Research Programs Administrator, at cburkot@gsd.harvard.edu.

 

 

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