Berkeley Lab Seeking Mechanical Research Scientist/Engineer-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, October 4, 2010

Berkeley Lab Seeking Mechanical Research Scientist/Engineer

The Building Technologies Department seeks a Research Scientist to develop energy-efficient facade-related technologies and systems for very low energy buildings using simulation tools and field studies and then accelerate widespread market adoption of these technologies and
systems.

As a Research Scientist, you will:
* Develop, implement, evaluate, and promote existing and next generation facade-related technologies and systems in support of very low energy and Net Zero Energy Buildings.
* Develop and implement object-oriented equation-based simulation models addressing thermal and daylighting aspects of facade- and building-related energy systems and their control algorithms.
* Develop and apply domain-specific simulation tools to support rapid prototyping of new technologies and systems, and integrated facade-system and whole-building level analysis.
* Extend the applicability of advanced simulation tools from design to system commissioning and to operations.

Qualifications
* Advanced degree in engineering, physics, or a related building science field.
* Demonstrated experience and expertise in facade-related control and system simulations involving daylighting, solar control, ventilation strategies.
* Demonstrated experience with laboratory and/or field measurement of thermal and/or optical systems.
* Demonstrated strong knowledge of controls development software tools such as Dymola/ Modelica, MatLab/ Simulink and LabView.
* Demonstrated strong knowledge of building energy analysis programs (e.g., EnergyPlus).
* Strong knowledge of one or more programming languages, preferably C/C++, Java, Fortran. Ability to write "glue" code using scripting languages (such as Python, Perl or Ruby) to add functionality to workflow.
* Experience in development and marketing of advanced building systems.
* Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
* Ability to work collaboratively as part of a research team.

Desired Traits
* Experience with designing, specifying, implementing, and commissioning use of innovative facade solutions in buildings.
* Experience with breadboarding control solutions with sensors, actuators, networking components.
* Experience in the building delivery process and in building operations.
* Experience with project management and supervising technical support staff.

Notes
This position may be filled as either a career-track or career appointment based upon experience. A career-track appointment is a one-year term appointment that may be renewed and/or converted to career within 5 years based on performance, funding, and continued operational need.

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Follow the instructions to complete the application process. As part of the online application process, please submit a single attachment that includes both your resume or CV and a statement of your research interests. Please be sure to reference where you found out about the
position.

Job Title:  Mechanical Research Sci/Engr
Req Number:  24931
Division:  Environmental Energy Tech
Department:  Building Technologies

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