Job offer in england Research Associate – Fixed Term Contract at University of Bath

University of Bath – Architecture & Civil Engineering

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. The post-holder will work under the supervision of Professor David Coley (Bath) and Dr John Orr (Cambridge) on a collaborative project. The EPSRC-GCRF funded project, entitled Healthy Housing for the Displaced, which aims to create a transformative new science of shelter design based on multi-criteria optimisation that puts the social well being, health and thermal comfort of the shelter occupants at the center of the design process and allows an agile response.

The Research Associate’s role will be to lead on the construction of prototype shelters. The role will address the research objective to “Prototype, measure, and develop shelter solutions using novel combinations of conventional and non-conventional materials appropriate for a range of climatic, social, political, and economic conditions” by creating physical buildings, using novel combinations of conventional and non-conventional materials and prototyping in a range of climatic conditions.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or a cognate discipline, with strong understanding of the construction process, an ability to lead multiple construction projects, and an understanding of how to extract research data from prototype buildings. Experience of research related to housing and / or displacement, and the willingness to travel regularly are also required.

The successful candidate will be part of a research team composed of around 10 academic members of staff and four research officers, the majority of whom will be in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, at the University of Bath. Enthusiasm for inter-disciplinary working is therefore vital. 

This post is offered on a full time, fixed-term basis for up to two years.

Please contact Professor David Coley ( or Dr John Orr (  should you wish to discuss this post before applying.

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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