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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PhD Intern - Power Systems in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310052

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Electricity Infrastructure

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking one PhD intern in the Electricity Infrastructure Group with a background in power systems. This intern position shall help in the power systems oscillation-analysis related research and development task, and work in collaboration with other research staffs at PNNL. Candidate must have knowledge and experiences on performing dynamic simulations and analyzing synchrophasor measurements. The candidate is expected to have good skills at programming in MATLAB, Python, etc., and familiar with simulation tools such as PowerWorld, PSSE, PSLF.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate must have completed courses in power systems engineering,

  • Knowledge of power systems dynamic simulations and modal analysis using synchrophasor measurements,

  • Familiar with power system simulators, such as PSS/E, PowerWorld, PSLF,

  • Familiar with programming languages, such as Python, MATLAB.

Candidate must be enrolled in a PhD in Electrical Engineering at an accredited university

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred.

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

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Electricity Infrastructure

Opening Date: 2019-10-30

Closing Date: 2019-11-14