Research Assistant – Analytical Modelling and Machine Learning for Sustainable Construction

  • Full Time
  • Cardiff
  • £29,762 to £34,314 per annum GBP / Year

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The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University has received a UKRI/EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account grant for a proposal titled “Analytical Modelling and Machine Learning for Sustainable Construction in the Built Environment” This project will start 1 March 2023 with a duration of 12 months. The project is led by Professor Wassim Jabi as principal investigator. This project aims to give architects and engineers innovative computational tools to create a more sustainable built environment. It leverages the analytical and machine learning capabilities of our free and open-source modelling software library, Topologic ( This software supports rapid design exploration and produces analytical models that are more efficient and more compatible with analysis software than current industry standards. The project aims to expand current work with international industrial partners to accelerate the adoption and impact of Topologic by enhancing its functionality, creating more comprehensive documentation, conducting workshops, and creating an independent public benefit foundation for safeguarding its long-term sustainability.

Working in collaboration with the principal investigator in Cardiff, this post will involve the design and delivery of an innovative impact outcomes of Topologic through collaboration with Industry.

You will be an expert in computational methods, web technologies, artificial intelligence, and graphic design and have a strong record of using 3D software technologies.

Application: Please include a cover letter, CV (including any publications, preprints or work in progress), and a short research statement.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online in March/early April, definite dates will be provided after shortlisting.

For informal enquiries about the role and the Welsh School of Architecture, please contact Professor Wassim Jabi –  (Principal Investigator).

For further details about working in Cardiff University please visit the Cardiff University Website

This post is full-time (35 hours per week) and is fixed term until 29 February 2024.

Closing date: Monday, 10 April 2023

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:  Responsible research assessment – Research – Cardiff University

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