Assistant In Research (Energy Efficient Buildings)

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Work type: Faculty
Location: UCF Cocoa
Categories: Research/Grants

Classification Title:

Assistant In Research (Energy Efficient Buildings)

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is currently seeking an assistant in Research. The successful applicant will support lab and field research investigating new technologies for energy-efficient envelopes, HVAC and water heating systems, smart controls, grid-enabled buildings, energy storage, and integration of solar and electric vehicles. Applicants must have experience characterizing building performance, either through instrumentation to collected monitored data or conducting air flow and/or air leakage testing.


Office of Research, Florida Solar Energy Center

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Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a master’s degree in engineering, architecture, or science from an accredited institution. Position requires a minimum of three years’ experience assessing building performance. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a buildings related discipline or significant graduate level course work in building science topics can substitute for the required experience.  Some travel is expected, and the candidate must have the ability to obtain a Florida’s driver’s license, climb ladders, carry 50 lbs. of equipment, and inspect field sites including attics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with instrumentation and programming data loggers.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is funded by contracts and grants and is contingent upon available funding.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted online through the Human Resources website,  In addition to the online application, candidates should also submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) copies of all academic transcripts; 4) a list with contact information for three (3) professional references; and 5) a summary of past research projects. (Please specify your involvement and contribution in each project.)


NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. Only complete application materials will be considered.


Questions regarding this search may be directed to Rob Vieira, Director, Buildings Research Division,, 321-638-1404.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


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