[Radiance-general] Radiance-related job posting

Gregory J. Ward gregoryjward at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 21:22:00 CET 2007

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  


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  

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

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