CSE is looking for a Senior Research Associate to work towards enabling climate resilience and resource efficiency in the built environment. Focus of the work will be on urban analytics with thematic dissect of environmental issues such as urban heat island effect, resource efficiency, Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste and dust management among others.
CSE’s Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme is working towards mainstreaming climate resilience in urban planning and practices. With a focus on urban heat mitigation, the aim of this work is to build resilience in cities through promotion of optimal urban form and clustering through zoning, improving wind flow with better layouts, optimizing green and blue spaces, increasing green cover, reducing waste heat by better public transportation, low-carbon cooling systems and thermally efficient buildings. As part of circular economy, scientific management of C&D waste and dust emanating from construction sector is one of the programme’s initiatives. These strategies now need to be integrated with urban planning as the cities are warming up twice as fast as the global average.
Other than research, the work profile includes advocacy, outreach and capacity building of the relevant public institutions as well as the built environment community to influence mandates and practice.This will involve contributing to programme/s written papers and reports, designing training modules and handholding and liaison with individuals and organisations.
Skills pertaining to remote sensing and geo-spatial mapping will have an advantage.The selected candidate will be a part of Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme, which aims at reducing the resource footprint of and improving the quality of our urban habitat.
Qualification and Experience
Given details above are flexible if the candidate is able to demonstrate a deep interest and capability in working on the issues of sustainability in buildings and habitat.
Essential Soft Skills
CSE pays a competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualification and experience.
Location: New Delhi
Application Deadline: Feb. 15th, 2024.
How to apply:
Candidates can apply online (preferable) or through post.
For online submission: Please visit http://jobs.cseindia.org and choose ‘SRA – SBHP’.
Or Post it to:
Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 29956394/6339/5124, Fax: 29955879
PS: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and written test.