Berkeley Lab's Building Technology and Urban Systems (BTUS) Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Building and Industrial Applications (BIA) Department!
In this role, you will work primarily on analysis of trends related to motor systems, with an initial focus on automation and controls, within the U.S. manufacturing, wastewater, and commercial building sectors, focusing in greater detail on the manufacturing sector.
Using a large database of installed industrial and commercial motor systems in the U.S. and other publicly available data sets (such as U.S. Economic Census), you will seek to understand trends in industrial and commercial motor systems. In particular, applications that can be automated, the current and historic levels of the penetration of automation, and a projection of the future potential for automating processes is of interest.
What You Will Do:
Review published literature and identify/evaluate unpublished sources of information on automation and other emerging motor system applications in U.S. industrial and commercial facilities.
Identify industrial and commercial processes that have been and/or can be beneficially automated.
Develop metrics for quantifying the uptake of automation and other emerging motor system applications.
Identify and gather data needed to quantify the uptake of automation and other emerging motor system applications.
Develop and apply rigorous methods to analyze the available data for the uptake of automation and other emerging motor system applications.
Identify technology needs to support the uptake of automation and other emerging motor system applications.
Lead the development of at least one peer reviewed paper in a high impact journal on analysis results
Collaborate with other researchers at LBNL and potentially other institutions to help define and achieve broad research objectives related to automation and other emerging motor system applications.
What is Required:
Ph.D in Engineering, Physical Science, or an area that provides relevant technical background for work in manufacturing and/or Building Sciences with a focus on motor systems; relevant areas include but are not limited to Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, and Environmental Engineering, and Applied Physics.
Expertise and solid technical background in several of the following areas: motor systems and controls, manufacturing processes, controls, manufacturing and/or technology policy.
Expertise in software languages commonly used for analyzing large data sets, such as but not limited to Python or R.
Ability and interest in learning new skills and technical concepts.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work independently and also work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team, and contribute to an active intellectual environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 1, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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