Argonne, Wisconsin

The candidate will develop power systems and electricity market modeling, and analytics tools that support energy, economic, and financial analyses of power grid planning and operations, and the interaction with other infrastructures. Some of these tools will require the development of underlying optimization methodologies and analytics frameworks. The incumbent will conduct research related to a wide range of topic areas including the analysis of energy and power systems, optimization of renewable energy integration, electricity market design and operation, integration of other emerging technologies, and interdependencies between power grid, transportation, water systems, and climate considerations. This position may require domestic and international travel.

Basic Requirements:

  • This position requires a PhD degree in Engineering, Science, Economics, Public Policy or a related field.

  • Knowledge of data analytics, power systems economics, electricity market design, issues surrounding the integration of variable renewables, and environmental issues.

  • Experience with applied optimization and developing tools to model and simulate energy and power systems or their components.

  • Knowledge and experience with analyzing large data sets and developing and using statistical tools, e.g. Python, R.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills at all levels of the organization.

  • Understanding of basic financial and economic principles.

  • Experience in academic writing and publication.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

Position Requirements

Basic Requirements:

  • This position requires a PhD degree in Engineering, Science, Economics, Public Policy or a related field.

  • Knowledge of data analytics, power systems economics, electricity market design, issues surrounding the integration of variable renewables, and environmental issues.

  • Experience with applied optimization and developing tools to model and simulate energy and power systems or their components.

  • Knowledge and experience with analyzing large data sets and developing and using statistical tools, e.g. Python, R.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills at all levels of the organization.

  • Understanding of basic financial and economic principles.

  • Experience in academic writing and publication.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Argonne, Wisconsin

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