Senior Research Associate (Indoor Environment Research Group)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Internal Number: 94659
Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Senior Research Associate to join their Indoor Environment (IE) Research Group!
In this role, you will provide technical support and coordination for the Efficient and Healthy Schools campaign by applying knowledge of indoor air quality and building energy efficiency to assist and manage relationships with campaign participants (i.e., schools and districts) and stakeholders (e.g., industry groups, organizations advocating for school facilities). This position will serve as a liaison between the technical leads of the campaign and the administrative support to update the campaign website, organize webinars, conduct outreach, and assist in providing technical support to participating schools.
What You Will Do:
Maintain and update campaign websites.
Add technical content related to schools indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and other related topics.
Organize campaign webinars and serve as the liaison with administrative support on logistics.
Manage relationships with campaign participants and stakeholders.
Setup and maintain customer relationship management (CRM) software tool to keep track of interactions with the campaign.
Assist in literature review, organize and summarize published studies on indoor air quality impacts on human health, and update iaq science website.
Assist in compiling and organizing indoor air quality and building ventilation data, conduct quality checks and prepare dataset for publication.
Provide technical support including performing chemical analysis of air samples, supporting simulation-based studies, and using statistical software to quantify impacts.
Assist in providing technical support to participating schools on topics related to indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and other facilities improvements.
Participate in IE group and SEES department meetings.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Engineering, Science, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience providing technical support in a research environment.
Knowledge of indoor air quality and health impacts, building science, ventilation, and energy efficiency.
Proficiency in setting up and maintaining customer relationship management (CRM) software.
Excellent interpersonal skills including experience building and maintaining customer relationships.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience with technical writing.
What We Prefer:
Experience supporting indoor air quality research and public health.
Proficiency in the use of statistical and computing software (e.g. Python, R).
For consideration, please apply by February 1, 2022 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of 5 years total or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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.
The EAEI Division focuses on three broad areas: Energy Markets, Policy, and Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and Equipment Standards. We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and environmental impacts.
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