Junior Visiting Researcher in building energy modeling

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

Project timeline: May 2022            

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy at Central European University (CEU) is looking to recruit an experienced professional to work on a Horizon2020 research project “Sentinel.” The successful candidate will work on improving the 3CSEP HEB global building energy model of the department, under the supervision of Prof. Diana Urge-Vorsatz.

For more information about 3CSEP HEB model, please visit: https://www.gbpn.org/sites/default/files/08.CEU%20Technical%20Report%20copy_0.pdf


  • Operationalize a global building energy model presently on a VBA macro platform, and develop it further to integrate it with other models
  • Ability to navigate the existing model
  • Understand and able to improve the model code in VBA macro, or move it to another platform
  • Prepare an interface and documentation appropriate for further scientific work with the model
  • Improve the model to allow more flexible inputs
  • Develop the model to calculate further research tasks

Qualifications and skills

  • Experience in programming, as well as either modeling, energy modeling, or VBA macro coding. Also, the contractor/employee is expected to produce deliverables within a short period of time.
  • Training or experience related to energy demand or building energy are a plus.
  • Excellent English writing and conversational skills are a must.

Commitment level

This is an independent work, the schedule and the number of working hours are flexible based on agreement with the supervisor and the requirements of the project.


We offer a competitive remuneration that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The contract can be an employment, assignment or service contract. In an employment contract the initial contract is for 3 months with the possibility of renewal until May 2022.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter indicating the availability of the candidate in terms of start date and share of time available as well as their relevant experience
  • Contact information of three references
  • A scientific/professional writing sample in English. 

Please send your complete application package to:

advert092@ceu.edu- including job code in subject line: 2020/092 .  

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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