Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Energy and Climate Change Policy Research, Modeling & Analysis
Job ID: 312375
Richland, WA (United States)
Closes: 7 August 2021
The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its Maryland based Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) seek one or more early to mid-career scientist to conduct research in one or more of the following areas: clean energy policies with a major focus on energy system transitions and climate change, deep decarbonization strategies and their implementation, and the development of air pollutant emission inventories. The assignment location is at the JGCRI in College Park, Maryland. The anticipated tasks may include:
- Contributing to clean energy policy research, modeling and analysis including publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific and technical conferences; presentations to internal and external stakeholders
- Multi-scale modeling using Earth-human systems models, including development of new capabilities, analysis of energy efficiency and emission mitigation policies; and the use of these models/methods for scientific inquiry and decision research;
- Further development and application of the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS) global, open-source emissions research project.
- Close collaboration with interdisciplinary scientists at JGCRI/PNNL, other collaborating research institutions, and sponsoring agencies and other decision makers (e.g., US EPA, US DOE, and White House)
- Mentorship and supervision of graduate and post-graduate research associates;
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work on multiple projects with varying needs and tasks, including policy analysis, working with the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM), and working on CEDS.
- BS/BA with 2 years of experience, MS/MA with 0-2 years of experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience
- BS/BA with 5 years of experience, MS/MA with 3 years of experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience
- PhD, MS or MA Degree in Public Policy, Engineering, Economics, Physical Science, or related field
- Knowledge of end-use and supply-side energy systems, energy policy, and/or emission inventory development
- Experience with Earth-human system or energy-economic models
- Post-graduation research experience
- Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
- Project management experience, including mentoring and supervising junior staff and students
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of multi-disciplinary science teams.
- Foreign language fluency would be a plus (Vietnamese, Thai, Mandarin, and Russian would all be languages of interest).
For more information, and/or to apply, please visit: https://careers.pnnl.gov/JobOpeningId=312375