Hydropower and Power System Modeling Fellow
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 5:00:00 PM EST
The Hydropower and Power System Modeling Fellow opportunity with the Water Power Technologies Office is now accepting applications through April 30, 2021 5:00:00 PM EST.
What will I be doing? As a member of the team, you will both learn and contribute across the range of activities associated with managing applied research. The office is also highly receptive to new ideas that fellows may have regarding research topics and strategies.
Why should I apply? You will collaborate on the office's HydroWIRES Initiative, whose mission is to understand and support hydropower's role in a 100% clean energy future. The HydroWIRES Initiative, as the office's $15M grid integration program, includes research in describing flexible capabilities and associated tradeoffs associated with hydropower meeting system requirements and optimizing hydropower operations and resource planning. HydroWIRES efforts include power/water system modeling, valuation and technoeconomic analysis, innovative technology R&D, convening stakeholders, and international collaboration.
Where will I be located? Washington, DC
You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and completed or be in the process of completing a master's, or doctoral degree.
Questions? Email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-WPTO-2021-1502] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
Program eligibility requirements can be found at: visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Power system modeling experience relevant for energy generation and storage resources, including capacity expansion models, production cost models, and/or stability and power flow models.
- Experience building and/or using power system models, including familiarity with relevant mathematical methods, linear programming, least-cost optimization, power market rules, and physical/engineering constraints.
- Experience with water models, such as water management and river routing models, as well as experience linking power and water models, is a plus, but is not required.
- Experience working with a utility, power producer, system operator, or other industry entity on practical applications, either in a research or industry context, is a plus.
- Capability to understand and evaluate power system models developed in research and commercial contexts to prioritize model improvements and more accurately represent hydropower and other storage resources.
- Capability to identify new modeling questions and studies to understand hydropower's role in the changing power system.
- Ability to learn new things and welcome intellectual challenges.
- Ability to collaborate on a dynamic, supportive team.
- Ability to clearly communicate complex, technical ideas to colleagues and management.
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/curriculum vitae (CV)
- 2 Letters of Recommendations
The resume/CV must include the following:
- Basic applicant Information: Name, address, phone, email, and other contact information.
- 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 period 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.