Green Job Crawler Albuquerque, NM
23 Jan, 2020
: This University Summer Faculty position is in Sandia's Renewable and Distributed System Integration program, with a research objective of the analysis of the interconnection of PV Systems into the power grid, with a focus on Puerto Rico’s solar variability resource and power grid needs\. Applicants should be from a CIESESE participating university\. On any given day, you may be called on to work on any of the following: + New distributed optimization algorithms will be developed for distributed energy resource \(DER\) control to complement existing work at Sandia National Laboratories which evaluates the impact of PV systems on distribution grids; + Sandia’s current and previous distribution grid modeling has mostly focused on the Continental United States and this research will assess the unique challenges of Puerto Rico's islanded grid, for possible applications to other islanded US territories with similar energy situations and limitations; + This Department works closely with government and industry partners to assess the performance and reliability of commercial and near\-commercial photovoltaic \(PV\) components, and to develop new concepts and components for longer\-lasting, lower cost PV systems; + The position has a research focus in the PV and Distributed Systems Integration Department\. Required: + PhD in Electrical Engineering; + Faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico \- Mayaguez; + Minimum 10 years as a faculty professor of engineering with experience in power electronics and control systems; + Must be available for research project during June\-August 2019, for up to ten weeks\. Desired: + Research experience in solar distributed energy systems, photovoltaic systems, and algorithms for power control\. Membership in IEEE\. Department Description: Sandia's Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration \(RDSI\) department conducts research, development and demonstrations of new components and systems that will enable rapid transition to a grid based on clean and distributed energy resources\. The department partners extensively with the U\.S\. industry and other research institutions to pursue high\-value solutions that enhance performance, safety, reliability and resilience of energy systems\. We establish the technical foundation for advanced models, analysis methods, controls, standards, cyber\-security solutions and power electronics concepts applicable to microgrids and interconnected systems\. Much of this work is conducted at Sandia's Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory \(DETL\), a world\-recognized systems integration research facility for over 40 years\. This work is sponsored by the U\.S\. Department of Energy\. A growing portion of our customer base includes other Sandia departments, including LDRD; members of the U\.S\. industry; and other U\.S\. government agencies\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\) security clearance\. Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications\. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment\. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre\-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U\.S\. citizens\. If you hold more than one citizenship \(i\.e\., of the U\.S\. and another country\), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted\. Members of the workforce \(MOWs\) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification \(UPIV\) process\. Access includes physical and/or cyber \(logical\) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology \(IT\) systems\. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals\. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF\-85 \(Questionnaire for Non\-Sensitive Positions\) and OF\-306 \(Declaration of for Federal Employment\)\. An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber \(logical\) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract\. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately\. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law\. : The University Summer Faculty Program is designed to attract professors from colleges and universities throughout the country\. Applicants are recruited nationally for summer assignments\. The Faculty Sabbatical Program is based on the term of the faculty members’ sabbatical appointment, granted by their university or college\.