Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Network Economics and Security in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306270

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Controls Group


Job Description

We are seeking a Post Doc Research Associate to support the Laboratory's research in the Control of Complex Systems. This position will focus on research related to advanced control theory for the power grid, buildings and buildings-to-grid integration. The candidate must possess a strong theoretical foundation in distributed control theory and distributed decision-making (game theory, learning algorithms, etc.). The candidate would be expected to develop new and apply existing theory, tools, and technologies within the aforementioned domains. Furthermore, the successful candidate will prepare manuscripts for publication and present their work at conferences.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications

- Market-based coordination strategies for controlling smart grid assets

- Multi-agent coordination, distributed control and optimization theory

- Distributed decision-making theory including microeconomic theory as applied to power grid problems

- Implementing control algorithms in test beds what include both hardware and simulation tools.

- Knowledge of power system modeling and simulation

- Expertise in MATLAB/Simulink

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Optimization and Control

Opening Date: 2017-02-08

Closing Date: 2017-02-28