Postdoctoral Fellow (Direct Air Capture System Design & Analysis)

📁
Postdoctoral Fellow
💼
EA-Energy Analysis Env Impacts
📅
93739 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environment Impacts (EAEI) Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct rigorous process modeling and technoeconomic analysis for benchmarking system performance metrics (upfront and running costs, scalability, operation logistics). The goal being to understand the potential systems-level impacts of material-level scientific advances in direct air capture (DAC) systems, and assess performance, cost, and efficiency of novel DAC systems.

 

In this role, you will be involved in conducting research in a multidisciplinary project that combines technoeconomic analysis and computational science to understand the potential systems-level impacts of material-level scientific advances in DAC systems.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Conduct research in direct air capture system design and analysis.
  • Contribute process modeling in software such as ASPEN, Matlab, R, and ProSim and conduct techno economic analyses.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team environment, including backgrounds in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Statistics, Physics, Energy Technologies, Materials Science, and Computer Science.
  • Analyze and summarize data and present findings at internal lab meetings and scientific conferences.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and contribute to scientific research papers and reports.

 

What is Required:

  • A recent Ph.D. in Chemical Science, Civil Engineering, or a related discipline. 
  • Strong process modeling experience.
  • Evidence of ability to publish results in relevant journals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to keep an accurate and detailed physical or digital laboratory notebook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work in an integrated diverse team environment.

 

What We Prefer:

  • Experience working on direct air capture (DAC) systems.
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and materials for gas storage and separation.
  • Interest in solving science challenges, particularly in energy.
  • Interest in multi-disciplinary research to influence policy and technology development.

 

For full consideration, please apply by October 31, 2021 with the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.  You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. 
  • Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree and is predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  • Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Due to COVID-19, this position may initially be performed remotely but limited to individuals who can reside in the United States. Once Berkeley Lab resumes full onsite operations, work may resume onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

 

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

The EAEI Division focuses on three broad areas: Energy Markets, Policy, and Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and Equipment Standards.  We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and environmental impacts.

 

Berkeley Lab’s Postdoc Program is committed to providing Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting scholars with a positive and impactful experience to jump-start their career through premium research and career development, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and strong community.  For more information, please visit our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Resources site and our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association site.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:


Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

 

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

CR-Computational Research

Bay Area, California, United States

📁 Postdoctoral Fellow

Requisition #: 92352

CR-Computational Research

Bay Area, California, United States

📁 Postdoctoral Fellow

Requisition #: 93558

CR-Computational Research

Bay Area, California, United States

📁 Postdoctoral Fellow

Requisition #: 93557

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

 

Privacy and Security Notice | LBNL is an E-Verify Employer | Contact Us


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides accommodation to otherwise qualified internal and external applicants who are disabled or become disabled and need assistance with the application process. Internal and external applicants that need such assistance may contact the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to request accommodation by telephone at 510-486-7635, by email to eeoaa@lbl.gov or by U.S. mail at EEO/AA Office, One Cyclotron Road, MS90R-2121, Berkeley, CA 94720. These methods of contact have been put in place ONLY to be used by those internal and external applicants requesting accommodation.