Life cycle energy and carbon assessment of buildings

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Post-doctoral Fellow
Job Institution: 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology (HKUST) would like to invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor in the research area of life cycle energy and carbon assessment of buildings. Applicants should have a PhD in building services, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or other closely related field prior to the start of employment. Applicants for the position of Research Assistant Professor should also have at least 3 years of post-doctoral research experience. Candidates should have a general background in building services or civil engineering, with specific research experience in energy modeling, carbon auditing, and life cycle carbon / energy measurement of buildings. Candidates with additional expertise in computer programming, database design, computational fluid dynamics and/or building information modeling will be an asset. Candidates are also expected to have proficient
communication skills in both written and spoken English, to take a leading role in research projects and to work with a high level of independence.

The entry monthly salary is HKD 19,915 (for Post-doctoral Fellow) or HKD 45,520 (for
Research Assistant Professor), which will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. The contract will be for a period of two years, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedure
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of research, two
representative publications, and three reference letters to Professor Irene M.C. Lo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST, by email at Review of applications will begin as soon as possible, and continue until 31 December, 2015. Applications received before 30 November, 2015 will receive priority consideration. The anticipated start date is 1 March 2016.

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university in Asia’s most vibrant city. The University comprises more than 500 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and social sciences. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating allrounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook. HKUST has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by QS Asian University Rankings. It ranks 16th in the latest Global Employability University Survey reported by the New York Times, and remains No. 1 in Greater China area. English is the medium of teaching,
research and administration.