These 2 postdoc positions are aimed at research on energy analytics for buildings and their HVAC systems, using a mix of physical modelling and data-driven approaches to guarantee the optimal operation of indoor climate systems and related energy systems.
The focus is on mathematical system modelling and machine learning/AI methods for automated fault diagnosis in Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and for digital building inspections.
The selected researchers will be part of the project Brains for Buildings (fault detection systems for large buildings), funded by The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and industrial partners. They will also collaborate with the IEEB-2 project, where digital twins are developed for fault detection and digital twinning in residential buildings. The postdocs will have a main role in further developing the needed ML/AI methods and implementing them in actual BEMS. They will collaborate closely with PhD-students and will supervise them.
The researchers will support the group Building Energy Epidemiology in the section Environmental & Climate Design, Department Architectural Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Depending on their area of interest different accents can be given to the research. Participation in education and in building a learning platform for professionals is expected too.
The duration of the appointment is 18 months for each of the positions. However, we are also willing to discuss the possibility for either a 1 or 2 year position.
The successful candidate should hold a doctorate’s degree in the field of thermodynamics, energy and indoor climate systems for buildings, building performance simulation or systems engineering. Additionally, knowledge in data analytics, machine learning/AI and demonstrable experience in programming and modelling dynamic physical systems is expected. Good collaboration skills and strong interest in multidisciplinary research are required.
Fixed-term contract: 1.5 years.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Laure Itard, Professor in Building Energy Epidemiology,
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Julia Kreuwel, HR Advisor,
The position will remain open until 15th of February, 2023 (local Dutch time: UTC time + 2 hrs). You must apply via the "Apply now" button. Applications via e-mail will not be processed.
Please note that suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date.
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