Researcher in Building Physics 100%

Published: 2022-06-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The department of Art History offers education on the basic level, advanced level and PhD level as well as conducts research within the three disciplines of art history, textile studies and conservation of cultural heritage at two locations, Campus English Park in Uppsala and Campus Gotland in Visby. The department aims towards a wide and open research profile. More information may be had at our website:

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We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in building physics to strengthen our team working with energy efficiency in historic buildings. The main work tasks will be connected to the research project ”Assessment of energy efficiency measures in detached historic houses” funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The aim of the project, which ends 2024-06-30, is to assess the technical consequences of retrofit measures. Packages of energy efficiency measures in detached Swedish houses will be identified and assessed in the project. The candidate will perform simulations of energy use, indoor climate and hygrothermal risks.  

The candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant area. Experience of building performance simulation and experience of hygrothermal assessment of buildings is required. Good written and verbal communication skills in English is necessary.

Additional qualifications
Experience with the WUFI-family of building simulation tools and EnergyPlus. 

Experience of life cycle analysis and experience of quantitative data analysis and likewise experience of interdisciplinary research is asked for. 

Ability to write high quality research papers.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September or as agreed. Placement: Visby.

For further information about the position, please contact: Gustaf Leijonhufvud, 070-3691961

Please submit your application by 15 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2585.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Art History

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022