Research Associate, Advanced Building Research

University of Central Florida
Cocoa, FL
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Cocoa is currently seeking candidates for research associate, Advanced Building Research. Responsibilities will include identifying opportunities for research, development and demonstrations.

The selected candidate will be expected to write proposals, conduct research, analyze data, and provide appropriate recommendations to address challenges and need for further research. The research associate will focus on lab and field research investigating new technologies for energy-efficient envelopes, HVAC and water heating systems, smart controls, grid-enabled buildings, energy storage, and integration of solar and electric vehicles.

Job Requirements:

Research Associate, Advanced Building Research

Job #: 502437

Open Date: 06/10/2022

Closing Date: 06/23/2022

Annual Salary: Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

A master's degree in engineering, architecture, or science from an accredited institution. Candidates must also have a minimum of five years of experience with building performance research. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution with a related dissertation topic may be substituted for two years of experience. Candidates must have experience writing proposals, contract reports, or journal articles, as well as experience characterizing building performance.


Experience analyzing large quantities of utility data; experience with HVAC controls and data management systems for mid and large buildings; and experience writing computer code.

Special Instructions:

· This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning position.

· This position is funded by contracts and grants and is contingent upon available funding.

Please Note: Applicants MUST apply through . No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this position. Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the website. Your assistance with the University of Central Florida's Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action. The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.

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