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Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) Fellow

With mounting evidence of the impact of human activity on the global climate, the built environment is increasingly understood to be a critical site for applied and conceptual research in questions of energy and ecology. The inaugural CGBC Fellowship offers a one-year research and teaching position with the possibility of extension for an additional year. It is intended for an early-career individuals who hold a Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree in an area related to building sciences, and whose research focuses on various scales. Fellows will be hosted at the Center for Green Buildings and Cites and conduct research related to their field. They will be expected to teach two classes at the Graduate School of Design (GSD). Fellows will be provided with resources to develop their research and will have access to HouseZero. Opportunities to interact with other researchers and scholars within and outside the GSD as well as to share the outcome of their work will be provided.

Requirements:

  • Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree in an area related to building sciences, with research that focuses on various scales.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the Harvard Academic Positions website here.


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 project. The candidate may also participate in working proposals to secure funding for future projects. The potential candidates will collaborate with CGBC researchers on related research topics.

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 of Energy Efficient Buildings—Joint Position with SEAS

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 and large-scale networks. This is a joint position between the CGBC and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). The research topics include but are not limited to designing control algorithms for buildings and electricity network systems, and optimizing and implementing control strategies for the House Zero project. The candidate may also participate in working proposals to secure funding for future projects. The potential candidates will collaborate with researchers at the CGBC and within 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 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 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.

 

Research Assistant »

The Harvard Center for Green Building and Cities may have a few Research Assistant openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. Research Assistants will work within the Center’s modeling and application dimensions.

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.