Research Fellow in Construction Informatics

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£35,844 - £40,322
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Construction Informatics to contribute to a collaborative H2020 funded project involving 17 leading research and industry partners from across the EC. The project will develop and test an augmented intelligence framework and technologies for deep energy renovation in residential buildings. This involves the development, integration and deployment of latest innovations across building systems, production technologies, financing and business models, and simulation and software systems (Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Smart Connected Buildings, Collaboration Platforms, and Data Dashboarding). The objective is to move closer towards cognitive buildings, enable occupants to understand building operation, and induce a shift in their behaviour towards energy use.

As a successful candidate, you will take principal responsibility for the development of BIM-based software system and a dashboard for monitoring building operation with data coming from IoT devices and other systems. You will also take responsibility for the development of a collaboration platform for the integration of actors and workflows in building deep renovation projects, and the implementation of the necessary computational and analytical processes to enable both control of building operation, and simulation and selection of optimal renovation scenarios.

The ideal candidate will have experience in performing similar research and development activities on nationally or EU funded projects. They will have experience in full stack development involving building information modelling and management, preferably using open data format such as IFC, and Web-based collaboration platforms.  

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Dr. Mohamad Kassem by e-mail

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 08/07/2020