Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!
At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
The Buildings & Connected Systems Group at PNNL is seeking a Post Doctorate Research Associate with a focus on building energy simulation to support the development and use of PNNL’s large-scale building energy modeling infrastructure and associated analytical tools for research areas including:
- Residential and Commercial Prototype Building Models development in EnergyPlus and OpenStudio
- Development / Enhancement of the EnergyPlus and OpenStudio platforms and their associated tools
- National and regional building energy code upgrades, such as ASHRAE Standard 90.1, International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE Standard 189.1
- Energy impacts of building energy code compliance
- Resilience of building energy systems
- Grid-interactive efficient building design and controls
- Urban-scale building modeling for building-to-grid research
The term will be one year for position, at which point the candidate will be reviewed for potential conversion to a full-time employee.
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.
PNNL’s Buildings & Connected Systems Group performs applied research to enhance the energy and water efficiency, occupant productivity, and resilient operation of buildings and their connected energy and water systems. Our core research capabilities span building energy simulation, building performance evaluation, building control system optimization, and site-level assessment and planning for energy and water resilience. We work closely with over 300 subject matter experts across the broader Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings Division to support the Nation’s transition to a sustainable, efficient, resilient, and secure energy system through innovation and actionable solutions.
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