JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

August 22, 2019

The Electricity Markets and Policy Group is seeking an experienced, interdisciplinary researcher to join our team at Berkeley Lab.  

We currently have the following need:

  • Project Scientist: An experienced professional to help manage and conduct technical research into 1) trends in the U.S. Energy Service Company (ESCO) industry; (2) long-term electric utility planning and procurement; (3) the economic value of power system reliability/resilience; and (4) risk to critical infrastructure from extreme events.

Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and networks. Please contact Peter Larsen ([email protected]) if you have questions about this position.

Project Scientist

We are seeking a skilled researcher to publish research results in peer reviewed journals, present at conferences and meetings, assist in the management of a number of projects, develop and maintain online decision support tools and databases, help develop proposals for clients, and foster relationships with potential funders. The Research Scientist will be part of a number of teams that develop decision support tools and conducts research into (1) trends in the ESCO industry; (2) long-term electric utility planning and procurement; (3) the economic value of power system reliability/resilience; and (4) risk to critical infrastructure from extreme events.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Operations Research, Electrical Engineering with a power-systems focus, Energy/Environmental Science, or a closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience conducting quantitative analysis and leading interdisciplinary project teams or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of power systems operations, reliability standards, and techniques used in grid operations and planning
  • Demonstrated skill in performing advanced quantitative analysis on economic, market, or policy issues related to power and/or critical infrastructure systems
  • Strong programming skills in languages used in data analysis applications such as Python, R, Matlab, SAS, etc.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate with other researchers, present results at industry and academic conferences, and writing research reports and conference papers

Interested applicants should apply at the following link by no later than September 16, 2019https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=87929