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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Post-Doctoral Researcher - Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis in United States

Posting Title

Post-Doctoral Researcher - Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Working at NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.

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Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analyst Center to join a small team of researchers who perform modeling and temporally explicit multi-criteria decision analysis around the sustainability, manufacturing, supply chain, economics and technical viability of green energy technologies. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal up to three years. As a postdoctoral researcher, you'll have the opportunity to work within a diverse, dynamic, multidisciplinary team to enhance your professional skills, and support the NREL mission.

The successful candidate will work with senior staff to develop workflow for evaluating options in the context of multiple geospatial datasets, technology models, and decision-maker and community preferences and concerns. The modeling work will involve identifying and quantifying trade-offs between decision criteria (economic, environmental, social, and technological), between scales (community-level, state- or region-level, and national), and between regions (communities or states). They will also participate in outreach to potential collaborators and funding agencies to secure follow-on work for the project.

The ideal candidate will have experience with an energy technology, an example of this could be photovoltaic and/or semiconductor device operation and fabrication. Candidates will be expected to communicate their results through journal publications, conferences, and presentations. In general, candidates should have a demonstrated track record of success in combining scientific, engineering, and economics perspectives and devising solutions to challenging problems as part of a team effort.

The candidate will interact with a larger group effort involving researchers in multiple diverse groups at NREL, covering modeling, material science, reliability characterization, and analysis teams. The collaborative environment requires a candidate who has the ability to interface with researchers of different disciplines and to learn topics outside their area of expertise. Inclusion and diversity are core values, and the candidate will be expected to support a work environment that maximizes the unique talents and innovative ideas of every employee.

Specific research tasks (with support from senior staff) may include:

  • Developing, reviewing, testing, and debugging modeling code

  • Technical (i.e., code documentation, manuscript) and non-technical (i.e., slide decks) writing on the workflow features, capabilities, and results

  • Integrating the workflow for this project with tools developed at NREL

  • aid in development of framework for performing assessments new and emerging technologies under various exogenous scenarios.

  • Complete data collection and prioritization based on provided parameters or self-identified data needs; integrate data into modeling efforts.

  • Develop manuscripts, write technical reports, present findings at conferences

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Basic Qualifications

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

* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • PhD in technical background, ideally in physical sciences or engineering

  • Multiple published journal articles

  • Demonstrated ability to work and learn effectively both within a team and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicant should have a strong publication record compared to peers at similar levels of education and career experience.

  • Applicant should desire to work independently within a team environment.

  • In depth experience with at least one green energy technology at material, components, systems, manufacturing and/or supply chains level.

  • Experience or familiarity with LifeCycle Analysis (LCA), supply chain analysis, technoeconomic analysis, and/or circular economy would beneficial.

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Job Application Submission Window

The anticipated closing window for application submission is up to 30 days and may be extended as needed.

Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Job Profile: Postdoctoral Researcher / Annual Salary Range: $73,200 - $120,800

NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; and paid holidays. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

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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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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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If you are offered employment at NREL, you must pass a pre-employment drug test prior to commencing employment. Unless prohibited by state or local law, the pre-employment drug test will include marijuana. If you test positive on the pre-employment drug test, your offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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