Sr. Research Engineer APECS R&D (NRCCE118)
The West Virginia University Research Corporation seeks applications
for the position of Senior Research Engineer– APECS R&D.  The position
is in the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) at West
Virginia University (WVU) and serves as a research and development (R&D)
liaison to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy
Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Morgantown and Pittsburgh locations in
support of further development of NETL’s R&D100 Award-winning Advanced
Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS). This position will be
discovering and/or “inventing” processes, descriptions of processes, and
creating computer code/programs that will be key to advancement in the
utilization of energy systems; therefore, the work of this scientist
will have an impact on the economic and physical well-being of human
The APECS R&D Senior Research Engineer will be assigned management and
coordination duties in all major phases of the APECS R&D program,
including detailed planning, research projects, software development,
testing, deployment, documentation, and training, as well as on-going
support.  The incumbent will also contribute technically to R&D projects
in the areas of CAPE-OPEN software interoperability, reduced-order
modeling, co-simulation solution strategies and advanced analysis tools,
post-processing and visualization, integration with virtual engineering
software, distributed and parallel computing, and dynamic simulation. 
These R&D projects will be conducted under the auspices of the
Collaboratory for Process & Dynamic Systems Research (‘Collaboratory’)
between NETL, WVU, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon
University.  In addition, the incumbent will coordinate R&D interactions
with other APECS technology collaborators, including researchers from
other universities, software vendors, and end users from the process and
energy industries.
Responsibilities require advanced knowledge of processes and procedures
to support duties of the position and demonstrated knowledge of
steady-state and dynamic process simulation, CFD, process/CFD
co-simulation, and reduced-order modeling.  Position will require
project lead responsibilities, sharing of knowledge and team
participation.  The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field
and at least 5 years of experience in the development and use of process
simulation (e.g., Aspen Plus®) and/or CFD software (e.g., FLUENT®,
COMSOL Multiphysics®); or, an equivalent combination of education and
experience to fulfill position requirements.  A strong working knowledge
of the process industry CAPE-OPEN software standard, C++/object-oriented
programming, and COM/CORBA middleware technology is also desirable.  
Competitive salary and benefits package offered. In order to receive
consideration for this position, applicants should apply at ( ). AAE/EOE.
Tim McVicker
Human Resources
West Virginia University Research Corporation
101 Chestnut Ridge Research Building
886 Chestnut Ridge Road, PO Box 6221 Morgantown, WV 26506-6221
Phone: 304-293-9015
Fax: 304-293-5119
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