Opportunities are available for graduate and postdoctoral research in
process modeling, simulation and optimization, in the Process & Dynamic
Systems Research Group of the Computational Science Division located
within the Office of Research and Development at the National Energy
Technology Lab (NETL) in Morgantown, WV. The positions will support
projects involving modeling and optimization of power generation systems
incorporating carbon capture technologies.
Successful candidates will have a proven track record of developing
process models using commercial process simulators such as Aspen Plus®,
Aspen Dynamics®, Pro II®, Hysis®, Unisim® or similar programs. The
ideal candidate will also have experience with process economic
estimation software, optimization, heat and mass exchange networks, and
modern software development languages such as C++, Fortran, and/or
Visual Basic. Previous experience with fossil energy systems, carbon
capture technology, and/or water treatment processes is a plus.
Demonstrated experience with the development of large, complex process
simulations would also be beneficial.
Successful candidates will join a team of researchers looking at
various aspects of fossil-based power generation systems, incorporating
carbon capture and water management. In addition to excellent
communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a
diverse, multidisciplinary team, successful candidates will have
demonstrated sustained initiative, innovation and commitment to
A Master’s or Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, environmental
engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline is
required. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more
than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all
degree requirements before starting their appointment.
These positions are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary for postdoctoral research associates start at $55,000/yr. Salary
for post master’s research associates range start at $36,800/yr. The
positions includes paid health benefits, a relocation benefit, and an
allowance for travel to professional conferences.
How to Apply:
Applicants should clearly state relevant experience and skills,
including their level of proficiency. Qualified applicants should send
(1) a cover letter addressing their qualifications, (2) resume or vita,
(3) an electronic copy of (or link to) their dissertation or thesis, and
(4) copies of up to 3 of their most relevant publications to Dr. David
C. Miller via email at [log in to unmask] Review of applications
will be conducted as they are received. Successful applicants should be
available to start in late 2009 or early 2010.
This appointment is offered through the NETL Research Associate Program
via the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program.
This appointment is open to all qualified applicants without regard to
race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental
disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.