Job ID: 2023-17110 Type: Temporary # of Openings: 1 Category: Research and Laboratory
The Zero-carbon Energy systems Research and Optimization Laboratory (ZERO Lab) at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and led by assistant professor Jesse Jenkins is seeking a temporary research assistant in support of the labâ™s energy systems modeling research. The research assistant will join the ZERO Lab, which focuses on improving and applying optimization-based macro-energy systems models to evaluate and optimize low-carbon energy technologies, guide investment and research in innovative energy technologies, and generate insights to improve energy and climate policy and planning decisions.
This position is ideal for someone interested in studying methods for the modeling of complex energy systems and evaluating the technologies that help will guide investment, research, and policy towards a net-zero emissions future. This position also includes opportunities to learn and develop research skills and receive professional mentorship (e.g., in preparation for applying to graduate programs). All candidates must have strong, demonstrated research ability, be very comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment, and excellent English written and spoken communication skills, and a Bachelors degree in a relevant field.
Â· Performing modeling and analysis using the GenX electricity system planning model, including assessment of energy storage technologies and policies
Â· Modification of GenX software code and model formulation as required
Â· Writing one or more publication summarizing research for journal submission and dissemination as working paper(s)
Â· Familiarity with the Julia programming language and JuMP package for mathematical programming.
Â· Experience in optimization methods and applied energy system modeling, particularly macro-scale energy systems
Â· Strong technical writing abilities
Â· Comfort in an interdisciplinary research environment
Â· Organization and note taking skills
Â· Experience with techno-economic analysis
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