Energy Systems Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 11/06/2023
Job Code: PDS.1 Post-Dr Research Staff 1
Organization: Physical and Life Sciences
Position Type: Post Doctoral
Security Clearance: None, but work must be performed by a U.S. person (e.g., U.S. citizen or permanent resident and certain others). Also, assignments longer than 179 days require a federal background investigation.
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in climate change mitigation, at the energy-food-water nexus, to develop and pursue research addressing the large-scale mitigation potential of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) methods (incl. ecological and geological) and agrivoltaics in the United States. This research will also include aspects of sentiment analysis around carbon management technologies (e.g. CDR and Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage), social/policy impacts, and systems for a sustainable and secure energy future. The Energy Systems Postdoctoral Researcher will support and lead projects in our diverse energy portfolio spanning carbon drawdown, measurement reporting and verification frameworks, and community engagement. In this role, you will contribute to Livermore’s Carbon Initiative, with the ambitious goal of rolling back the causes of climate change. This position is in the Energy & Carbon Management group within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division. This posting may be used to hire more than one postdoctoral researcher.
In this role you will:
- Analyze soil gas flux data from field surveys and write papers for peer review on the topic of agrivoltaics (i.e. solar panels over crop fields).
- Analyze potential co-benefits and negative impacts associated with different carbon management methods on regions across the United States (e.g. counties, states, tribal nations, watersheds, etc.).
- Assess the resources that are available and required to meet energy, sustainability, and resilience goals at local, regional, and national scales.
- Assess and communicate the importance and results of carbon drawdown R&D to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
- Publish analysis and results of Carbon Initiative and Climate Security and Resilience Mission Focus Area projects in the peer reviewed literature.
- Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- PhD. in an energy-focused field such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Engineering of any discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Biogeochemical background
- Scientific communication skills
- Academic and report publishing
- Interest in climate mitigation/adaptation technologies
Qualifications we desire
- Data analysis, with skills or interest in learning geospatial (GIS) analysis techniques
- Experience with ecological fieldwork, particularly involving soil gas fluxes to/from soils.
- Experience collaborating across research (university, laboratory) and commercial (industry) institutions.
- Interest in developing new projects with State and Federal sponsors.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.
This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years, open to those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
- Flexible Benefits Package
- Relocation Assistance
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
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None required. However, this position involves U.S. Export Control; this work must be performed by a U.S. person (U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident, U.S. national, or U.S. protected individual (e.g., refugee, asylee)).
If your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)
Pre-Employment Drug Test
External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
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