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Posted:
11/9/2017
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Engineering
Industry:
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Postdoctoral Researcher - Electricity Markets/Power Systems
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Job Description

NREL uses a variety of bulk power systems planning and operations tools to understand the evolution of domestic and international power systems. This position will work with a project manager to assist in technical analysis of international and domestic grid integration activities. The position will support a variety of modeling activities including production cost modeling and wholesale market design. The ideal candidate must have previous experience modeling power systems, and exceptional mathematics (including statistics), programming, and analysis skills. This position will require the successful candidate to participate in the development and execution of models, analysis of results, and publication of results in written reports and spoken presentations. Previous experience with technologies such as demand response, wind energy, solar energy, concentrating solar energy, distributed generation, and energy storage, as well as systems integration issues is a major plus. Qualified candidates must have previously published in at least one peer reviewed Journal.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

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Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge in power systems modeling or other relevant engineering systems modeling
  • Demonstrated experience solving numerical scientific or engineering problems in a repeatable and/or extensible manner using programming languages such as or similar to Python, Matlab, R, C++, or Julia
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills
  • Knowledge or experience with power systems modeling tools such as PLEXOS, PROMOD, PSSE, PSLF, MATPOWER, etc.

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Policy

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