Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis Environmental Impacts (EAEI) Division has an opening for a Research Scientist. Research in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group focuses on ways to achieve a clean, affordable and accessible global energy system. Current energy systems vary in terms of their reliability, resilience, and impact on the environment and human health. We help devise efficient, affordable alternative energy technologies and strategies. Our group uses a multidisciplinary approach to study problems of diverse topics and applications, utilizing our backgrounds in engineering, science, economics, statistics, and public health to create novel solutions.
The Research Scientist will provide technical and scientific leadership, applying engineering and scientific concepts, with an emphasis on research and analyses related to: emissions, air quality, and human health impact assessment for energy technologies; odor modeling and mitigation strategies; and advanced statistical analysis/machine learning applied to large datasets in energy and transportation-related projects.
What You Will Do:
Develop innovative machine learning techniques for analyzing large datasets and developing new predictive capabilities for energy systems.
Lead collaborations with the Computational Research Division.
Set up input streams for and run sophisticated regional models like the EPA Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model and the Weather Research Forecasting Model (WRF) as well as dispersion models such as AERMOD.
Guide research activities of students, postdocs, and other junior staff.
Prepare journal papers describing the research and final reports to the sponsoring agencies.
Develop and/or contribute to developing presentations for conferences, meetings and workshops, and give presentations at conferences, meetings and workshops.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Act as liaison between PIs / Scientists, other LBNL employees, and external contacts.
Provide information and consultation in response to requests from outside the Group, Program, and Laboratory.
Review journal articles and technical reports. Provide expert advice on analytical tools and data collection methodologies.
What is Required:
Ph.D. and/or equivalent experience in engineering, physical sciences or a related field and 5 years related professional technical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced degree in a technical field, including engineering, environmental science, or computer science.
Strong analysis skills that are based upon a deep knowledge of statistics, computer science, economics, and sensitivity analysis.
Knowledge of chemical transport models such as CMAQ, WRF-Chem, and AERMOD, and their numerical formulation, gas phase chemistry and aerosol packages.
Proven communication skills at the level required to be lead and/or co-author of refereed journal papers, conference papers, and reports to sponsoring agencies.
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver presentations, and to present research results at meetings, workshops and conferences.
Demonstrated proficiency in scientific programming, visualization tools and statistical methodologies and ability to program in R, Stata, Fortran, and C.
Ability to work successfully in an interdisciplinary environment and to collaborate successfully with others.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 16, 2019.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with 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 primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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