Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Energy and Climate Change Policy Research, Modeling & Analysis in COLLEGE PARK, Maryland
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 312109
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change
Group: Joint Global Change Research Institute
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 support one or more of the following research areas: the development and application of energy, emissions, and climate change policy analysis and modeling, including analysis of clean energy policies and deep decarbonization strategies and their implementation, the development and integration of multiple global, regional, or sectoral models of energy, water, land, and related systems with a major focus on energy system transitions and climate change, and the development of air pollutant emission inventories. The assignment location is at the JGCRI in College Park, Maryland. The anticipated tasks will include:
Multi-scale economics modeling within the Earth-human systems models, including development of new capabilities, analysis of mitigation policies and climate change impacts; and the use of these models/methods for scientific inquiry and decision research;
Contributing to clean energy policy research, modeling and analysis (e.g., publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific and technical conferences; presentations to internal and external stakeholders)
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)
Further development and application of the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS) global, open-source emissions research project.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work on multiple projects with varying needs and tasks, including policy analysis, the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM), and CEDS.
Level 2 : Receives guidance on new assignments, making preliminary selections on technical alternatives; independently completes recurring assignments. Defines and leads project work at a small task/project level, reporting results on time and on budget. Contributes to proposals. Embraces expectations for quality, safety, and security. Communicates the importance within the work team.
Level 3 : Selects and develops technical approaches on assignments with occasional oversight on complex problems. Principal investigator or co-PI on projects or tasks, while integrating capabilities of work team members. Supports scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or major task level. Generates new ideas for proposals and business development opportunities while leading development of technical section of small to medium proposals. Demonstrates ability to acquire funding for self with programmatic impact at the sector and division level. Serves as a role model for quality, safety, and security
A cover letter attached to applicant’s resume, as a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT, describing her/his qualifications and experience relating to this position.
BS/BA with 2 years of experience MS/MA with 0-2 years of experience PhD with 0 years of experience
BS/BA with 5 years of experience MS/MA with 3 years of experience PhD with 1 year of experience
PhD, MS or MA Degree in Public Policy, Engineering, Economics, Physical Science, or related field, with knowledge of Earth-human system and economics models
Post-graduation research experience
Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
Project management experience
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).
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support
Group: Joint Global Chg Research Inst
Opening Date: 2021-05-12
Closing Date: 2021-06-18