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Fri, 27 Apr 2007 12:53:36 -0400
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Sr. Research Engineer - IGCC Research Center Manager

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks
applications for a Senior Research Engineer position that serves as
Technical Liaison to the US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory
(NETL) for a project to develop a world-class Integrated Gasification
Combined Cycle (IGCC) Dynamic Simulator & Research (DS&R) Center. The
Center will be housed within West Virginia University’s National
Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE). The DS&R Center is part of
the Collaboratory for Process & Dynamic Systems Research supported by
NETL. Liaison activities will support work at NETL’s Morgantown and
Pittsburgh campuses.

The Senior Research Engineer (IGCC Manager) will lead the IGCC dynamic
simulator development and deployment phases, participate in the
formation of and detailed planning for the DS&R Center, manage its
on-going technical R&D projects, training activities, and
operational/administrative functions, and work closely with R&D
technology collaborators and industry advisory panel members. The
incumbent will supervise DS&R Center staff. Project lead
responsibilities, sharing of knowledge, team participation, and
oversight of deliverables under the Center are also duties of the

Responsibilities require a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, or a closely related field and 5 or more years of
experience in dynamic simulation, process control, and training
applications, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
The candidate must have a strong background in fossil energy power
generation applications and a proven track record as a technical program
manager. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in
dynamic process modeling, simulation, and control; full-scope,
high-fidelity operator training simulators (OTS); process and power OTS
applications; distributed control system (DCS) emulation; and,
experience in the development, implementation, and support of
operator-training simulator projects. A PE license is preferred.

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 6221,
Morgantown, WV 26506; or, by email to [log in to unmask]
Applications should reference the IGCC Research Center Manager 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]