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Senior Research Associate in Sustainable Cooling


Standard Grade 8: £44,414 - £52,841

Closing date

Jun 07, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a Senior Research Associate in Sustainable Cooling to join the interdisciplinary Future of Cooling programme at the Department of Engineering Science. This position is supported by a grant from the Oxford Martin School, focused on the health, economic, and environmental impacts of increasing energy use and greenhouse gas emission in response to rising extreme heat affects. The programme has provided research worldwide to overcome this blind spot, generating evidence to inform policy, decision-making tools and strategies to mitigate the impact of heat and promote sustainable cooling strategies at multiple scales for people and the planet.


Reporting to the co-Principal Investigator, Professor Malcolm McCulloch, the post-holder will help ensure a healthy and vibrant research environment within the Future of Cooling programme. This will involve leading, devising, coordinating and supervising research projects in this area, including work in collaboration with project partners, guidance to researchers and students, and winning further funding to underpin the research.


You should hold a PhD in architecture and/or engineering, together with demonstrable experience of working with qualitative and quantitative methodologies. You should have demonstrable experience of collaborating with research partners.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to


Further information can be found at


Only applications received before midday on 07 June 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, clearly describing how your skillset matches the essential and desired criteria of this advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. This group has a strong desire to promote diversity and gender balance.

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Professor Malcolm McCulloch

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