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Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:07:07 -0400
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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 liaison to the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) for collaborative research projects in modeling power systems.  

The incumbent will perform studies involving systems analysis of advanced fossil energy power generation and co-production facilities to better understand and optimize 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® steady-state process simulator. 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® or a similar process simulator is required.   Familiarity with FLUENT® or a similar CFD package is 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 this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to:  WVURC Department of Human Resources, PO Box 6216, Morgantown, WV  26506. Applications must be submitted by email to:  [log in to unmask] and send a confirming copy via regular mail.  

Richard A. Bajura
Director,  National Research Center for Coal and Energy
385 Evansdale Drive,  West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064
Office Phone:  304/293-2867 x 5401  Cell Phone:  304/216-0360
Email:  [log in to unmask]
Telefax:  304/293-3749