In this role, you will contribute to the following studies:
Development of metrics and tools to value the health and productivity benefits of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in residential and commercial buildings.
Conducting measurement and simulation-based studies to quantify the impacts of building design and technology elements, operations, and upgrades on IEQ, health and productivity.
Evaluating opportunities to achieve synergistic IEQ and health benefits when conducting deep energy retrofits of residences.
While this role will lie formally within Indoor Environment Group, you will work closely with the Whole Building Systems (WBS) Department within the Building Technology Urban Systems (BTUS) Division.
What You Will Do:
Design and conduct research on IEQ, IAQ, health outcomes, and building energy efficiency.
Develop tools and conduct simulation-based analyses to assess the impacts of various contaminant sources, building elements, and human activities on occupant exposures, health and productivity in residential and commercial buildings.
Contribute to field data collection, sample analysis and data processing to advance LBNL studies of IEQ in residential and commercial buildings.
Build databases and design and carry out statistical analyses of existing data that are relevant to quantifying the impacts of IEQ and building elements on health and productivity.
Communicate research results through technical reports, journal manuscripts, web pages, etc. and oral presentations at meetings.
Participate in professional scientific activities, e.g., reviews of papers, research proposals, etc.
Support and contribute to the development of research project ideas and proposals.
Interact with federal and California state energy and environmental agencies including but not limited to the Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission (CEC), and California Air Resources Board (ARB).
As opportunities arise and time allows, provide support to other projects and groups within the Energy Technologies Area of LBNL.
What Is Required:
Recent Ph.D. degree in relevant Science or Engineering field or equivalent.
Demonstrated strong knowledge of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), exposure and risk assessment, statistical analysis methods for environmental data, and public health science and policy.
General knowledge of physical, chemical and biological processes that impacts air pollutant transport and fate in buildings.
Familiarity with building science principles and technologies that impact IEQ and energy use.
Proficiency or ability to quickly become proficient in the use of statistical analysis software (e.g. R)
Ability to independently execute tasks that require critical thinking.
Demonstrated ability to write high-quality technical publications.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
What We Desire:
General knowledge of survey instruments and database design/management.
General knowledge of building codes and standards, practices and technologies.
Experience with research involving human subjects.
Experience with field measurements of IEQ, IAQ, and health metrics.
Deep knowledge of one or more of the following topics:
Semivolatile organic compound sources and dynamics in buildings.
Toxicology and health effects of air pollution.
Physical-chemical modeling of air pollutant transport and fate in the indoor environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.