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Post Doctoral Scholar

University of Central Florida
United States, Florida, Cocoa
December 10, 2023

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The FSEC Energy Research Center in Cocoa, FL is leading the transition to a reduced carbon economy with research in building energy efficiency, solar and energy storage, K-12 education, and practitioner certification. Established in 1975, FSEC has been discovering, researching and deploying new technologies for more than 45 years. The Buildings Research Division at FSEC has a long history in laboratory, simulation and field-testing of new energy technologies. FSEC research has been instrumental in overcoming market barriers for high performance housing innovations including radiant barriers, solar products, duct sealing programs, energy-efficient ceiling fans, energy ratings, green designation standards, and proper air barriers. If you have a passion for a clean energy future, come join our team. Learn more at .

Postdoctoral Scholar - Research in Energy-Efficient Buildings

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is currently seeking a postdoctoral scholar in Research in Energy-Efficient Buildings. The selected candidate will support lab and field research investigating new technologies for energy-efficient envelopes, HVAC and water heating systems, smart controls, grid-enabled buildings, energy storage, and integration of solar and electric vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD.D. in engineering, architecture, or science from an accredited institution with a related dissertation topic.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience characterizing building performance, either through instrumentation to collect monitored data or conducting air flow and/or air leakage testing.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted online through the Human Resources website, www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, candidates should also submit:
1) A cover letter,
2) A current curriculum vita,
3) Copies of all academic transcripts,
4) A summary of past research projects. (Please specify your involvement and contribution in each project.).

When prompted during the online application process, please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Only complete application materials will be considered

Questions about this position may be directed to Karen Fenaughty, Search Committee Chair, KFenaughty@fsec.ucf.edu.

This is a full-time position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding. This position renewable annually for up to four years.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, PhD.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: . As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday,


Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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