The Process Systems Engineering (PSE) Research Group at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has multiple
postdoctoral positions available at it Pittsburgh, PA location. These positions will support two major research projects, the
Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES), and the Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact
(CCSI2). Both projects involve extensive collaboration with industry, research universities, and other national laboratories.
Specific projects include:
• Development of optimization-ready kinetic and thermophysical models for use in first-principles representations of
• Simulation, design, and optimization of advanced combustion systems such chemical looping combustion,
• Design, analysis, and scale-up of carbon capture technologies,
• Development of computational tools for process synthesis, conceptual design, and process intensification, and
• Multi-scale modeling of future power generation technologies and infrastructure.
A Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis in process systems engineering is required. The Ph.D. degree
must have been completed and granted by the university before starting the appointment. Applicants cannot have received
the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application. Both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals may
Previous experience in the areas of process synthesis, conceptual design and optimization using either algebraic modeling
languages (such as Pyomo, GAMS or AMPL) or commercial process simulation software (such as Aspen Custom Modeler or
gPROMS) is required.
Salary & Benefits:
The position includes a competitive stipend, paid health benefits and a relocation allowance.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should send (1) a cover letter addressing their qualifications, (2) resume or vita, and (3) copies of up to
3 of their most relevant publications to [log in to unmask] Applicants should clearly state relevant experience and
skills, including their level of proficiency. Review of applications will be conducted as they are received.
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.