Berkeley Lab's Building Technology Urban Systems Division has an opening for a Senior Research Associate. The Senior Research Associate (Sr. RA) will support research projects related to energy and water management and efficiency in the US, particularly in the industrial sector. The Sr. RA's primary focus will be on supporting data collection, management, and analysis of energy and water management and efficiency practices and supporting programs. The successful candidate will support collection, processing, analysis, and presentation of data related to the primary focus as well as dissemination of information about Building and Industrial Application Department activities via web, publications, and reports.
What You Will Do:
Support in the development of data collection protocols which may include quantitative or qualitative data. Sources may include government sources (e.g., US Census) or data collected as part of US Department of Energy programs. Data may be collected from multiple sources (e.g., Web research, literature review, interviews)
Perform quality control and assurance on collected data.
Create and maintain central repository for collected data.
Assist with data analysis. Analysis goals and methods will be determined by PI with input from the Sr. RA. Execution of analysis will be done by the Sr. RA.
Communicate to LBNL staff data collection protocols, quality control and assurance process, and location and organization of central repository.
Prepare visualization of data and analysis results for inclusion in multiple media formats (e.g., web, print, presentations).
Assist with documenting and synthesizing information into best practices and resources (e.g., white/conference/journal papers, technical guidance, content for software tools)
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Assist in program design for adoption of energy and water management practices in the U.S.
Assist in providing technical assistance to facilities implementing energy and water management systems.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, math, or field relevant to policy or technical study of energy efficiency and 2-5 years of work experience in sustainability, energy efficiency, environmental/energy technology OR Master's degree in engineering, science, math, or field relevant to policy or technical study of energy efficiency studies or equivalent experience.
Ability to work on short- and long-term analysis projects.
Ability to gather, analyze, and visualize qualitative and quantitative data.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with energy and water conservation policies, practices, and technologies.
Familiarity with business management concepts and ISO 50001.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 28, 2019.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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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