Clean Coal and Carbon Management Opportunity

Washington, D.C.
Monthly stipend
Apr 09, 2021
Sep 14, 2021
Contract Type
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Application Deadline: April 30, 2021, 11:59 PM EST

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Fossil Energy Office (FE) through April 30, 2021 (11:59 PM EST).

What will I be doing? As a participant, you will be placed with the Carbon Management Division and learn skills and activities that are critical to FE’s technology mission. You will participate in technology management projects within the Carbon Utilization Program. This opportunity will focus on the program’s conversion pathway, which includes electrochemical systems, to transform carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals.

Why should I apply? You will enhance your education and training in clean coal and carbon management, increase your marketability in these disciplines, collaborate with top scientists and engineers, and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.

Where will I be located? Washington, DC

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The details:

You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment, based on your academic and professional background. Additional benefits include Health Insurance, relocation expenses (if eligible) up to $5,000 and an education allowance up to $5,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses and professional development activities.

This opportunity is available to U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.

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Questions? Email  Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-FE-2021-02] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

Applicants should have completed a graduate program in Engineering (e.g. Chemical or Electrical) or in one of the Physical Science disciplines (e.g., Chemistry, Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, etc.) from an accredited institution.

Preferred Skills for each project are listed below:

  • Specific knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques, processes, and procedures related to electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion systems
  • Ability to review technical work in research, development, design, operational analysis, evaluation, and improvement processes, systems, and subsystems associated with carbon utilization systems, methods, or products
  • Familiarity with life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis
  • Be able to provide technical and management advice and recommendations to Program Manager and related project groups as requested
  • An interest in contextualizing deeper technical assessments of R&D investment in terms of viable commercial maturation of technologies and environmental sustainability implications

How to Apply:

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcript(s) - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate may be required to provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start.
  • A current resume/CV

The resume/CV must include the following:

  • Basic applicant Information:  Name, address, phone, and email
  • Work & Research Experience:  List all work and research experiences beginning with current or most recent. Include the name of the employer, location, position held, and time involved.
  • Leadership Experience:  List experiences (e.g., work, civic, volunteer, research) that demonstrate your leadership skills. Detail your role, type of experience, organization, location, and duration.
  • Educational History:  List all institutions from which you received or expect to receive a degree, beginning with current or most recent institution. Include the name of the academic institution, degree awarded or expected, date of awarded or expected degree, and academic discipline.

Honors & Awards:  List in chronological order (most recent first) any awards or public recognitions. Include the name of awarding institution, title of the award or honor, and date of award or honor.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, please send an email to Please list the reference code for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

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