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Postdoctoral Scholar Opening in Building Sustainability and Indoor Air Quality

Last updated: 08-28-2020

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Postdoctoral Scholar Opening in Building Sustainability and Indoor Air Quality

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Position summary : Dynamics and fate of air pollutants in buildings EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering. The projects will be based in the Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL) at the EPFL Fribourg campus and Smart Living Lab. The focus of HOBEL is centered on advancing the knowledge of the intersections between people and the built environment with an aim to ensure high indoor environmental quality for building occupants with minimum energy input. The lab’s mission is to improve the knowledge in the following domains:

Entry requirements : Strong candidates will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the themes listed above, and will seek to pursue experimental research that is aligned with HOBEL’s mission. Successful candidates must hold a PhD degree (or to be near its completion) in Mechanical, Civil, Architectural, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline. Preferred candidates will have academic records that underline his/her ability to publish in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate should be bright-minded, passionate, team-oriented, and should have strong written and oral communication skills in English. Practical experience in desirable but not required.

How to apply : dusan.licina@epfl.ch Applicants should send a single file in PDF format including a cover letter describing their research experience and interests (max. 3 pages), a CV, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references to: Prof. Dusan Licina ( dusan.licina@epfl.ch

Timelines and working conditions : https://www.epfl.ch/labs/hobel/ https://people.epfl.ch/dusan.licina https://www.epfl.ch/en/ https://smartlivinglab.ch Intended start date for postdoctoral fellowship is as soon as possible (latest 1 January 2021). Applications are being reviewed as received with an interest in early appointment. The successful candidate is expected to work in the international group for a period of at least 2 years with possibility of renewal. Positions will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in leading research projects and teams. There will also be possibilities to contribute to the lab’s teaching activities, if desired. The successful candidate will also have full access to all EPFL research facilities in Fribourg and on the main campus in Lausanne. We also offer national and international development opportunities through collaborations within academia and with industry. The annual salary is very competitive compared to other universities. For more information about HOBEL, see: https://www.epfl.ch/labs/hobel/ For more information about Prof. Dusan Licina, see: https://people.epfl.ch/dusan.licina For more information about EPFL, see: https://www.epfl.ch/en/ For more information about Smart Living Lab, see: https://smartlivinglab.ch

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