Radiance-related job posting

A post-doc position has opened up at LBNL, and Eleanor Lee has asked me to post the following to the mailing list. Please respond to her directly.


Job Posting: Physicist or Related Building Science Discipline – Post Doc Fellow

Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Building Technologies Department
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California USA http://www.lbl.gov/

Join a team of building scientists, architects, and engineers developing new daylighting tools and technology solutions that will provide highly efficient, glare-free solutions for the next generation of zero energy buildings. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California is searching for highly motivated individuals to conduct state-of-the-art research on innovative façade solutions. To explore recent projects, see:


The purpose of this position is to evaluate innovative daylighting and dynamic facade technologies using Radiance and other simulation tools and measurement procedures.


Essential -- Identify, engineer and evaluate innovative facade systems that employ static or dynamic technologies such as shades, blinds, light-redirecting glazings, switchable glazings, overhangs, fins, etc. using the Radiance lighting simulation program. Develop Radiance descriptors for facade systems using measured bidirectional properties of component materials used in complex systems, ray tracing models, and other analytical methods. Develop and/or modify scripts to model control algorithms for operable facade systems. Conduct parametric studies and sensitivity analysis to quantify energy and non-energy impacts in commercial buildings.

Marginal -- Plan and coordinate work with diverse project team and ensure technical progress to meet deliverables within schedule. Disseminate knowledge via journal articles, conference papers, presentations, etc.


Essential -- Demonstrated proficiency with the Radiance simulation program as related to facades and daylighting. Must be an expert in technical programming using UNIX C shell scripts, Python or equivalent scripts, C++, and a high-level scientific system such as Mathematica. Familiarity with the application of facade systems to energy-efficient building design and daylighting. Ph.D. in physics or related building science discipline.

Marginal -- Familiarity with optics, high dynamic range imaging, and field testing of innovative facade systems.


This is a one year visiting postdoctoral fellow appointment with the possibility of renewal depending on the availability of funds and performance.

Please send resumes to: Eleanor Lee at eslee@lbl.gov.