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R&D Assistant Staff Member - Combined Heat & Power and Energy Efficiency

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 7548 

 

*This is a temporary 24-month position.*

 

Overview: 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

 

We are seeking a R&D Assistant (RP01) candidate who will support the Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Research & Analysis (MEERA) Group in the Manufacturing Science Division (MSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to work in industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) technology research and analysis area. MEERA group’s mission is to research, analyze, and disseminate knowledge on energy, water, and material efficiency in the manufacturing sector and develop, deploy, and promote impactful practices, tools, and technologies in the field of energy, water, and material efficiency. The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.

 

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology deployment
  • Perform gap analysis in current CHP technology deployment strategies and market barriers
  • Perform strategic analysis (life cycle assessment and techno-economic) for CHP with biogas, biomass, renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and hybrid fuels area
  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams that are composed of researchers from various areas of expertise in and outside ORNL
  • Present research results to ORNL staff, DOE, industry, and academia in the form of invited talks, topical reports, conference papers, and peer-reviewed journal papers

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field
  • Preliminary knowledge of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, renewable energy systems with strong analytical aptitude
  • General knowledge of industrial and/or commercial/institutional energy use and systems

Must be willing to travel. You will be involved in meetings with DOE sponsors in Washington, DC and will attend key conferences and workshops. Travel will be periodically required to visit federal facilities and industrial plants.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to support regular interactions with manufacturing partners, sponsors, and others and to prepare reports, proposals, publications and journal articles are required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support team building, partnering and communications are a plus for this position.
  • Must be willing to travel. You will be involved in meetings with DOE sponsors in Washington, DC and will attend key conferences and workshops. Travel will be periodically required to visit federal facilities and industrial plants.

 

The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.

 

ORNL Ethics and Conduct: As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

 

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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