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Associate In Research, Building Simulation Development

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
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Jun 24, 2022

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Associate In Research, Building Simulation Development

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Job Description:

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) located in Cocoa, Florida, is currently seeking an associate in Research in Building Simulation Development. The selected candidate will help develop state-of-the-art energy and indoor air quality building simulation models, as well as support 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.


Office of Research, Florida Solar Energy Center

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Minimum Qualifications:

A master's degree in engineering, architecture, or science from an accredited institution and a minimum of three years of experience assessing building performance, or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and five years of building science experience. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a buildings-related or programming discipline, or significant graduate level course work in building science or programming topics, may substitute for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with:

* Knowledge of building science, HVAC controls, and building simulation.
* Experience programming code beyond classroom applications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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.

Occasional travel to conferences is expected.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:

1. A cover letter.

2. A mission statement.

3. A recent CV documenting the applicant's education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and awards.

4. A list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) for three professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions about this position may be directed to Karen Fenaughty, Search Committee Chair, at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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