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Process and Dynamic Systems R&D Position at the National Energy
Technology Laboratory
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a science,
technology, and energy laboratory owned and operated by the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE).  NETL’s mission is to implement national
research, development, and demonstration programs to help resolve
environmental, supply, and reliability issues and constraints associated
with the production and use of fossil energy resources.
NETL is currently recruiting for an research engineer or scientist. 
The position is located in the Computational Science Division (CSD),
Office of Research and Development (ORD).  The function of this Division
is to conceive, plan, manage and conduct exploratory and applied
research in conjunction with Focus Area leaders in the areas of
simulation and computational science related to advanced energy systems,
including theories of multiphase and chemically reactive flows, and
computational fluid dynamics, and investigates theoretical and
fundamental phenomena to support program needs and develop new concepts.
 The CSD provides skills, expertise, equipment and facilities to conduct
research and supports NETL programs in the areas of computational energy
sciences; mathematical modeling; computational chemistry; scientific
computing; virtual demonstration and simulation; and single- and
multiphase flow analysis; including chemically reacting flows that are
consistent with DOE’s mission.  The Division develops and uses advanced
scientific theories and computational tools to simulate the dynamics of
processes, to integrate various models into dynamic simulations, and to
visualize the dynamics of advanced energy systems (virtual
The incumbent has responsibility for in-house research and development
programs that study mathematical modeling, scientific computing,
"virtual demonstration" of advanced, low emission power generation
systems, steady-state and dynamic process simulation, and
process/equipment co-simulations that are consistent with the mission of
NETL.  As such, the incumbent conceives, formulates, plans, and directs
broad research in these areas. The research conducted is aimed at the
solution of complex problems related to existing and future uses of
fossil fuels to develop novel methodologies, improve process efficiency,
reduce costs, enhance environmental quality, improve product quality,
reduce waste, and recycle valuable materials in the technology area of
energy and environmental technologies. Problems in this area are
interdisciplinary in nature and can be difficult to define; their
successful resolution typically requires a great deal of innovation and
creativity on the part of the incumbent. This requires the incumbent to
be able to evaluate research results and propose realistic hypotheses,
based on his/her strong research background.
The incumbent will be required to develop and apply steady-state
process simulation using such software as Aspen Plus® to evaluate and
optimize the performance of advanced fossil energy systems with and
without carbon capture and storage and water network management.  The
incumbent will also be required to develop and apply dynamic process
simulations to study power plant operations and control.  He/she will
also prepare reports and visualizations for oral presentation at
technical seminars, conferences, program reviews, etc.
To review all the qualification requirements and apply for the
position, all applicants must obtain a full copy of the vacancy
announcement from the NETL website:  The full
vacancy announcement has the complete description of the position, all
qualification requirements, and instructions for how to apply.  NETL is
an equal opportunity employer.
Stephen E. Zitney, Ph.D.
Director, Collaboratory for Process & Dynamic Systems Research
Office of Research & Development
U.S. Department of Energy
al Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 
TEL: 304-285-1379
FAX: 304-285-0903
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