Postdoctoral Researcher, Life Cycle Analysis

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7066246 (Ref:408264)

Posted: May 13, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a dynamic and technically strong Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of life cycle analysis. The position is in the Systems Assessment Center in the Energy Systems Division. The Systems Assessment Center continues a 30-year history of leadership in the field of life cycle analysis. Postdoctoral Researchers will join project teams including experts in a variety of topics relevant to their work and will regularly collaborate with experts from Argonne as well as in industry and at other national laboratories. The Systems Assessment Center develops and maintains the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technology (GREET) model which is widely used by government, industry, and academic stakeholders to provide objective and rigorous results (see http://greet.es.anl.gov).

 

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work to develop a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) version of Argonne’s GREET life-cycle analysis model (MENA-GREET). The Postdoctoral Researcher will collect and synthesize data of the transportation sector and the energy sector in the Middle East and North Africa, process large datasets to extract meaningful results, develop the MENA-GREET with relevant datasets and model configurations, and present results through well-designed presentations, technical reports, and journal articles. The Researcher will interact with other GREET team members for GREET life-cycle analysis applications in North America, China and other regions to benefit MENA-GREET development and applications. The Researcher will interact with international agencies and corporations for life-cycle analysis of transportation fuels, vehicle technologies, and energy systems in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. degree in engineering, environmental science, or other related fields with coursework and/or research experience in life cycle analysis.
  •  Strong expertise in topics related to transportation fuels, vehicle technologies, and energy systems. Demonstrated competence in life cycle analysis or closely related skills.
  • Experience in data-driven analysis of the transportation sector and the energy sector.
  • Ability to perform life cycle analysis and/or economic analysis and to write related scientific publications.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of data sources relevant to energy and environmental effects of transportation fuels, vehicle technologies, and energy systems, and the ability to identify topics and data sources and engage experts to conduct research.
  • Well-developed problem-solving, systems thinking, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; intellectual curiosity. Able to structure and formulate solutions to complex problems.
  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and in close collaboration with team members and sponsors. Energized by working as part of a high functioning team and demonstrates a professional attitude.
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator, including the ability to present complex information so that it is understandable to a broad audience.
  • Strong computer skills relevant for data manipulation and analysis including experience with developing and using complex models in Excel. Experience with MS Access, Excel VBA scripting, at least one programming language (Python, Java, C#, Matlab, etc.), and other related software. Experience with GREET or other LCA software such as SimaPro, or GaBi preferred.
  • Fluent in English; Arabic language skills preferred but not required.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

 

Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, writing sample, names and contact information for three professional references, and college transcripts to the application management system.

 

Argonne National Laboratory offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, educational benefits, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, and more. For more information about Argonne, please visit www.anl.gov.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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