Postdoctoral Appointee – Transportation/ Mechanical/ Environmental

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7077462 (Ref:409890)

Posted: April 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A post-doctoral researcher position is now open for a candidate with expertise and experience in energy and environmental impact analyses of transportation fuels and vehicle technologies. The candidate should have a good understanding of the general operation of the transportation sector and of transportation systems within it, as well as with various aspects of advanced vehicle technologies. The candidate should possess a good knowledge of fuels currently used or likely to be used in transportation systems, be familiar with various databases and analytical models and have experience analyzing large data sets. The successful candidate will extract data (performance, travel patterns, life cycles, market adoption, etc.) associated with vehicle technologies, travel demand and fuels from the technical literature and through interactions with other national laboratories, academia, industry and stakeholders, work with researchers within the SAG to expand the VISION and NEAT models with new fuel/technology/mode pathways, and provide analytical support to various technology assessment projects.

  • Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. degree in transportation, mechanical or environmental engineering, or a related field, and be familiar with energy and environmental impacts of transportation systems, modes and vehicle/fuel technologies.

  • Candidates should have computer programming skills in MS Excel, SAS and other relevant software.

  • The ability to demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience working with Argonne’s VISION and NEAT tools and making desired modifications for model users.

  • Knowledge of transportation fuels and vehicle technologies, and environmental impacts of transportation.

  • Knowledge in data analysis.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

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