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Postdoctoral Scholar - Computational Methods for Building Technology

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School / Campus / College: College of Built Environments

Organization: Architecture

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Computational Methods for Building Technology

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Position Description

Postdoctoral Scholar - Computational Methods for Building Technology

The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking a post-doctoral research scholar to conduct advanced research on building technology and building systems. The position is part of an ARPA-e funded, collaborative research project involving the Carbon Leadership Forum, the Integrated Design Lab and the Center for International Trade in Forest Products. The project will develop an open-source framework to conduct parametric LCA studies of innovative materials and building components. The position is based in Seattle WA, has a duration of 1 year with a possible extension to 3 years. The post-doctoral scholar will be working under the supervision of Prof. Tomás Méndez Echenagucia.

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 Relations website.

Annual Salary Range = $54,000 - $95,000



  • Candidates are required to have a PhD in Architecture, Engineering, or a related field.  Foreign equivalents will be accepted.
  • Highly-motivated and independent researcher with a demonstrated record of scholarship in Building Technology, including but not limited to life cycle assessment, building physics, data science and structural design.  
  • Strong coding skills, interest in open-source development and the Python programing language.
  • Good communication and writing skills.


The review process is competitive and based on academic record. Applicants should submit cover letter, full CV, three references, and any other materials detailing academic and coding experience as well as research interests. Candidates interested in this position are encouraged to contact  Prof. Méndez Echenagucia at with any questions.

Review of applications is ongoing.

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