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Tue, 4 Dec 2007 22:17:11 -0500
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Sr. Research Engineer - Power Systems Modeling

The West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation seeks
applications for a Senior Research Engineer position in the National
Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) to serve as technical
liaisons to the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology
Laboratory (NETL) for collaborative research projects in modeling power

The incumbent will perform studies involving systems analysis of
advanced fossil energy power generation and co-production facilities to
better understand, optimize, and control overall plant performance. 
Design goals include reducing time, cost and technical risk in
developing high-efficiency, zero-emission power plants.  The incumbent
will advise NRCCE and NETL on process modeling, simulation, analysis,
and cost estimates for a broad range of advanced coal-fired,
gasification-based plants using the Aspen Plus® and/or Aspen Dynamics®
process simulators. The incumbent will focus on researching, analyzing,
designing and testing data or systems to develop and evaluate processes
and modeling methods, assuring compliance with standards, and providing
guidance consistent with theories and principles of mathematics,
engineering and computer sciences.  The research engineer will
independently use professional concepts and organizational policies to
solve a wide range of moderate to complex problems in imaginative and
practical ways.

Responsibilities require advanced knowledge of processes and procedures
to support duties of the position and demonstrated knowledge of
steady-state process simulation software.  Supervision of others is not
required; however, project lead responsibilities, sharing of knowledge
and team participation is expected in the role.  

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, and 3 to 5 years of
experience in the application of process modeling and simulation to
fossil energy applications; or, an equivalent combination of education
and experience to fulfill position requirements.  A working knowledge of
Aspen Plus®, Aspen Dynamics®, and/or a similar process simulator is
required.   Familiarity with FLUENT® or a similar computational fluid
dynamics package is also desirable. 

Competitive salary and benefits package offered. Review of applications
is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. The WVURC is
an EEO employer. In order to receive consideration for these positions,
applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three professional
references to:  WVURC Department of Human Resources, PO Box 6221,
Morgantown, WV  26506; or, by email to [log in to unmask] 
Applications should reference the Power Systems Modeling - Sr. Research
Engineer position.

Stephen E. Zitney, Ph.D.
Director, Collaboratory for Process & Dynamic Systems Research
Office of Research & Development
U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 
TEL: 304-285-1379
FAX: 304-285-0903
EML: [log in to unmask]