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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Energy Technology and Power System Economics / NB50621728
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

The Energy-Water Resource Systems Group, in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in the valuation of energy technologies and policies and/or the economic modeling of power systems. It is expected that you will support one or more research projects involving the operational simulation, financial modeling, and valuation of hydropower, energy storage, and/or grid services and technologies more broadly.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
You will perform applied research related to the present and future value of the electrical power system, its stakeholders, and new technologies.

Qualifications Required:
You will possess a PhD degree in public policy, economics, operations research, engineering or similar discipline with strong quantitative skills and appropriate subject matter knowledge. Specific knowledge of U.S. electricity markets and policy is important; a broader knowledge of energy issues and the ability to quickly learn about new topics will be valuable. Strong Python and Microsoft Excel/VBA skills and experience with mathematical optimization techniques would be helpful, but not necessarily required for candidates with a demonstrated ability to quickly develop new skills. Familiarity with production cost modeling is a plus. An interdisciplinary skillset and excellent written and oral communications capabilities are essential. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Applicants must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment not to exceed 24 months.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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