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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Building Equipment Research / NB50646583
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

The Building Equipment Research Group in the Energy and Transportation Science Division (ETSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Post-Doctoral researcher position. The work in this group supports the U.S. DOE Building Technology Office and other customers by developing state-of-the-art building equipment for energy efficiency, equipment to grid integration, and improved life cycle climate performance.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for conducting, coordinating, and reporting complex research assignments related to buildings such as: (1) advanced building equipment; (2) non-vapor compression technologies; (3) energy storage; and (4) alternative heat exchangers. This will involve developing experimental setups, conducting experimental campaigns, performing thermodynamic analysis and system modeling, analyzing results, and preparing technical documents and research publications. Your work will involve interacting and collaborating with researchers from universities, national laboratories, and private industry.

Qualifications Required:
You will have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. You should possess the necessary background and experience in (a) thermodynamic cycle modeling (b) experience with the design and operation of experimental thermal/fluid systems, design of experiments, and knowledge of various mechanical systems and instrumentation (c) good knowledge of fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer. CFD modeling background is a plus. Experience with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment is also a plus. Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are required. Finally, you should demonstrate a strong background in project management with a proven publication/patent record.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. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment not to exceed 24 months. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding. For more information, please contact Brian A. Fricke ( THIS EMAIL ).

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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