Researcher in Building Energy Modelling in Cork, Ireland

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A new and interesting opportunity has opened at the International Energy Research Centre, part of Tyndall National Institute - the largest research organization in Ireland. We are looking for a researcher in building energy modelling. Typical experience after PhD is 2 years, programming modules for leading energy simulation packages (such as EnergyPlus, TRNSYS, Dymola, etc).

This is an opportunity that can expose the successful candidate to the research environment in Europe and beyond, previous experience in that region desirable but not essential.


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This post is a full-time, specified purpose position linked to the funding opportunities of the IERC. 


Essential Criteria

  • A PhD qualification with proven track record of publications in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture or similar
  • Typically, with 2 years’ research experience with measureable outcomes in minimum two of the following building energy modelling areas: Building thermal simulation,Interior daylighting models, Building energy system models (HVAC plant, hydronic networks, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience in programming bespoke modules for leading simulation packages (e.g. EnergyPlus, TRNSYS, Dymola, etc.)
  • Demonstrated capability of self-initiative while working within a project team to achieve results
  • A commitment to personal growth and development
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Detailed practical experience and reasonable working knowledge of at least one of the following: Building information modelling, Simplified building energy models
  • Experience of working collaboratively with industry
  • Experience with competitive research programs (including Horizon 2020 and MSCA)
  • Evidence of leading research projects and project teams to successful completion
  • Highly self-motivated
  • It is strongly desirable that candidates are able to demonstrate an ability to develop bespoke models for programs outside their usual knowledge as may become necessary during the course of research projects.

Please note that Police vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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