Berkeley Lab's Building Technology & Urban Systems Division has an opening for a Energy Efficiency Research Scientist. Are you someone who has a passion for understanding how to make things work better?
The person in this role will enable energy and water consumption reduction in energy-intensive facilities. Building types like data centers, laboratories, clean rooms, and hospitals require unique expertise to optimize their energy and water performance.
Energy-intensive facilities have unusual operational requirements. Understanding how to improve these buildings requires specialized technical expertise. In addition, organizations that own or operate these facilities also have unique management challenges. This role requires a combination of technical and organizational research methods and expertise to thoroughly understand these unusual facilities.
LBNL values team science. We strive to provide an inclusive, collegial environment that allows our researchers to engage their intellectual curiosity. We encourage our staff to work on multiple research projects.
What You Will Do:
Provide scientific leadership to design, conduct, and manage technical, economic, behavioral, and/or policy research enabling energy efficiency in energy-intensive buildings.
Synthesize results of research into archival journal articles, conference papers, and LBNL reports.
Present results at major conferences and other high-visibility venues for dissemination of results.
Collaborate with internal and external peers (including industry stakeholders) as appropriate.
Supervise other researchers, technical support staff, students, and interns.
Prepare and present research proposals for funding.
Serve on Laboratory committees supporting the scientific and operational excellence of LBNL.
You have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a field relevant to technical, economic, behavioral, or policy studies of energy efficiency.
You have knowledge and experience with electrical and/or mechanical systems in buildings.
You are familiar with energy-intensive facilities; i.e., data centers, laboratories, hospitals, clean rooms, or similar.
You have experience in designing and executing research projects.
You have outstanding scientific research skills and a record of publication in peer-reviewed literature.
You have the ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise professional judgement in managing, executing, and completing projects and assignments that are intellectual and varied in nature.
You are an effective communicator, both speaking and writing, with a demonstrated ability to research and write world-class peer-reviewed technical reports.
You are an effective presenter who can engagingly communicate results to technical and non-technical audiences.
Nice To Have:
You have knowledge of federal, state, and utility energy efficiency policies and programs.
You are familiar with commercial building facility operations practices.
You are familiar with measurement and verification of savings from installation of energy conservation measures.
You have the ability to pass federal background investigation for non-sensitive positions.
You possess a Professional Engineering license.
You are a Certified Energy Manager.
You are a LEED Accredited Professional.
Requested Application Material:
The following material must be submitted to be considered for this position.
Statement of Interest incorporating the following ideas:
What is the area in which you want to be the subject matter expert?
Why is that area important?
What qualifications do you have to pursue it?
Where do you see yourself in this role in 5 years?
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career-track term appointment with an expected end date of September 30, 2019. This position may be renewed to a maximum of five years and may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Work Schedule: Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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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.