The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington
has operated the Integrated Design Lab since 1999. The IDL provides
research, technical assistance, and outreach aimed at
sustainability in commercial and institutional building design and
More about the UW IDL can be found at: www.idlseattle.com
The Integrated Design Lab (IDL) is seeking a non-tenured entry
to mid-level Post-Doctoral Scholar to join our team located at the
Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA. This person will provide
project assistance and management of a variety of IDL activities
under the direction of Lab faculty.
Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are
subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed
exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the
University of Washington Labor
General Duties: The successful
applicant will assist in delivery of technical assistance,
research, analysis, writing, and periodic presentations on lab
projects. She/he will also assist with project management duties
including correspondence, scheduling, and project coordination. The
successful candidate will work with graduate students in the
College of Built Environments program providing some training and
supervisory guidance. The successful applicant will also assist the
directors in the day-to-day operation of the lab.
- Collaborate with faculty and graduate students to assist with
research, analysis, and project coordination.
- Assist in delivery of technical assistance, research, and
- Manage the schedule of graduate students and their activities
in the lab.
- Edit and write reports of research including the assembly,
organization, analysis and interpretation of data; perform
necessary literature survey.
- Prepare and present written and oral reports of research and
- Represent the UW IDL at meetings and/or conferences.
- Use word processing, graphics, statistical, spreadsheet and/or
This is a 12-month 1.0 FTE position starting in winter 2020. The
position is supported by external grants to the University of
Washington, and is therefore subject to on-going availability of
research funding. This is a term limited position. Funding is in
place for two-years – with a strong outlook for the next five
Conditions of Employment and Desired
Skills: The position requires a terminal degree in
the field of architecture or engineering and one or more years of
experience with energy efficiency, architecture firm experience, or
equivalent. A strong interest in building performance
simulation methods, with specific skills in energy simulation,
daylighting simulation, and parametric design is highly
Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor
students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic
backgrounds is essential.
Required Skills: Applicants for the
position should have:
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability and experience with building performance simulation
methods including visual-programming tools such as Grasshopper
- Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
- Ability to perform research and analysis.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of building energy
To apply for this position include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae or resume
- Letter of intent outlining research objective and a brief
statement on how your research and/or service contribute to
diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher
education for underrepresented individuals or groups
- Sample of professional work
- Names of three references and their contact information,
including address, email, and phone
Applications will be submitted via Interfolio. Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled.
Location/Region: Seattle, WA (98105)