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Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainable User Behaviour

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As a Postdoc researcher in Sustainable User Behaviour, you will be part of a team of design-, architecture-, engineering- and innovation researchers with a passion for user-centred processes towards a more sustainable and circular built environment. The position involves both theoretical and practical work. During the duration of the employment, a solution will be developed based on the identified innovation opportunity and pilot-tested in-situ in our HSB Living Lab to assess the solutions’ effectiveness and attractiveness to the target group. The results of the evaluation will provide recommendations on how to prepare the solution for an up-scale- implementation together with our project partners.  Information about the division The Division of Building Technology consists of four research groups: Building Materials, Building Physics, Infrastructure Physics and Sustainable building. Within the research group Sustainable building, the main focus lies on developing methods and tools for sustainability assessment and their application to improve buildings and infrastructure projects and occupants’ comfort. We are offering an inspiring work environment with a mixture of Ph D students, Postdocs and senior researchers with different educational as well as cultural backgrounds. We are engaged in several global initiatives related to the occupants' comfort, user behaviour and building performance, such as the International Energy Agency Annex 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation. Major responsibilities As a Postdoc researcher, you will develop energy and consumption research with a focus on the individual end-user. To achieve this, analyses of people’s broader consumption patterns and their systemic effects, as well as analyses of qualitative and quantitative studies for sustainable consumption behaviour, will be carried out. You will be part of the international ERA-Net project team and is expected to be able to and experienced with addressing the end-users as real demand owners and to research, develop and incorporate behavioural change elements. Specific responsibilities include the supervision of Master- and Ph D students and writing of research applications. The position will be financed by the ongoing ERA-Net project I-GRETA. In the case that subsequent funding will be granted through own engagement, the position also entails strategic development of the field Design for Sustainable User Behaviour beyond the borders of the funding project, which comprises initiation of new research, networking and integration of user-centred matters over the research subject group's different research areas. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector. Contract terms Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). Qualifications To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; ideally crossing the borders between Behavioural Sciences and Design/Architecture. You need an ability to present and compose academic findings in English and knowledge of statistical analysis. It is beneficial if you have experience in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research projects, preferably in European and non-European environments. You need a high proficiency level in user studies and the analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative results. Knowledge in sustainability and circularity in the built environment and life-cycle adaptation is meritorious. Relevant experience in research projects in the context of sustainable and circular resource and energy consumption is also beneficial. Further, knowledge of the Swedish language is an advantage, Chalmers also offers Swedish courses. We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.  Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example, the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. Application procedure The application should be marked with Ref 20210578 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below: CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including: • CV, include a complete list of publications • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences • Two references that we can contact. Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results • Describe your future goals and future research focus Other documents: • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates. Learn more and apply on Chalmers website: https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=10050&rmlang=UK Application deadline: 17 January 2022 *** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***      Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB


  • Antal platser: 1
  • Timmar per vecka: 32 - 40 timmar
Sista ansökningsdag: 2022-01-17
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