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Fri, 27 Apr 2007 12:37:02 -0400
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Sr. Research Engineer - Power Systems Modeling

The West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation seeks
applications for Senior Research Engineer positions 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 incumbents 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 incumbents 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
incumbents 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 engineers 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 candidates 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 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 positions.

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]