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Post-doctoral position in building physics and energy modelling M/F

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR5008-CHROBR-002
Date of publication : Monday, March 02, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : €2100 (net monthly salary)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


The research work will take place in the framework of the BHEE joint laboratory (High Energy Efficiency Buildings) binding the CETHIL laboratory (Centre for Energy and Thermal Sciences of Lyon) laboratory and the TREE department (Technology and Research for Energy Efficiency) of EDF R&D.
In the context of the digital transition, the building industry is today at the heart of a deep transformation. The development of BIM (Building Information Modelling) opens up new perspectives, making it possible to facilitate access to data and to develop digital tools and services which will drive the different phases of building life cycle (design, operation, renovation). With regard to building energy, these progress represent a major opportunity for improving thermal simulation tools, in order to better respond to energy transition challenges and to reduce both building energy consumptions and CO2 emissions.
To support the operative entities of the EDF Group in the way to respond to these challenges, the MEB team (Modelling, Environment and Buildings), within the TREE department, has developed a toolchain allowing to perform a dynamic thermal simulation from a 3D digital model of a building. Downstream of this chain, two types of simulation tools can be used:
• Detailed system modelling (0D/1D) oriented tools, as BuildSysPro: a Modelica library which can be simulated dynamically with Dymola software. Very flexible, BuildSysPro allows to freely adapt the level of detail and the simulation options.
• Operational performance oriented tools, for use as a calculation core in support of operational services developed by the different entities of the EDF Group.
In the context of collaborative research projects, BuildSysPro is for instance used to simulate the behaviour of new building envelope technologies, based on renewable energy harvesting, in order to evaluate and validate the performance of these systems at building and district scales.


• Participation to collaborative research projects, with academic partners, on the development of envelope technologies and on the reliability of the building renovation process.
• Integration into the dynamic thermal modelling tools to capitalize the results of research work.
• Promotion of these tools in response to the needs of the operative entities of the EDF Group, in the framework of new service offers dedicated to all customer types (B2B, B2C).


• Doctoral degree in building physics, energy or civil engineering.
• Expertise in heat transfer and energy applied to buildings.
• Advanced skills in Python and Modelica programming.
• Full proficiency in French and good command of English are mandatory.

Work Context

CETHIL is a public research laboratory located at Campus de la Doua in Villeurbanne (France) affiliated to three institutions: INSA Lyon, CNRS and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
The post-doctoral researcher will join the THEBE team (Thermal and Energy Sciences Applied to the Buildings and their Environment). Work will mainly take place at the EDF Lab Les Renardières in Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne (France) in collaboration with an EDF R&D team focussing on energy simulation tools and in building technologies (envelope, indoor air quality). The researcher will be at the heart of the building energy efficiency topic, with challenges centred on reducing CO2 emissions and developing solutions dedicated to both existing and new buildings.

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