Research Associate (Building Technology and Urban Systems)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
September 26, 2018
Berkeley, United States
Berkeley Lab's Building Technology Urban Systems Division has an opening for a Research Associate. In this role, you will support research projects related to energy management, energy efficiency, and sustainability in the US, particularly in the federal sector. The primary focus will be on organizational acquisition practices with regard to clean energy technologies.
What You Will Do:
Support collection, analysis, and presentation of data related to procurement of energy-consuming products in large organizations (including the federal government).
Support dissemination of information about Building and Industrial Application Department activities.
Support outreach efforts to assist organizations implementing sustainable acquisition practices.
Execute data collection protocols on facilities implementing sustainable acquisition policies.
Collect data from multiple sources (e.g., Web research, literature review, interviews) regarding the use of procurement as a ‘market pull’ strategy to support the adoption of clean energy technologies.
Assist with documenting and synthesizing information into best practices and resources (e.g., white/conference/journal papers, technical guidance, content for software tools) for sustainable acquisition practices.
Assist in program design for adoption of sustainable acquisition practices in the US federal sector.
Assist in providing technical assistance to facilities implementing sustainable acquisition policies.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years of experience in Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Policy, Environmental Technology or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work on short- and long-term analysis projects with general supervision.
Ability to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to interact readily in person, by telephone, and in writing.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with energy conservation policies, practices, and technologies.
Familiarity with energy-related US legislation.
Familiarity with acquisition practices and systems in large organizations.
Familiarity with ISO 50001.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 9, 2018.
This is a full time, M-F, non-exempt from overtime pay (hourly paid), career appointment.
This position is represented by the Research Support Professionals (RX) collective bargaining agreement and has a salary range of $20.87 - $32.33 hourly, depending on experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.