Develop, validate, and implement advanced data processing algorithms and statistical models for the maintenance and improvement of the geospatial United States Wind Turbine Database.
Create and develop new algorithms and processes for the characterization of wind and solar deployment costs and technologies over time.
Collaborate on efforts to develop a number of annual reports specifically the Wind Technologies Market Report, Tracking the Sun, and the Utility Scale Solar Report.
Generate original technical reports and materials that support analysis and results for journal and conference presentations, building on past examples of similar reports, papers and presentations.
Partner with the team members to understand needs and future development goals for the United States Wind Turbine Database, annual market reports, and other projects within the group.
Serve as liaison between Scientist and Affiliates/Guests/Students and group members to provide technical directions to team members to achieve project objectives.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Policy or Energy Resource Management and at least 2 years of professional technical experience related to data collection, geospatial data analysis, statistical analysis and/or data management or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated skills in data visualization including the ability to generate graphics that convey complex ideas and data elegantly from within Excel and/or R, and, ideally, Stata.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Ability to provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope.
Ability to work collaboratively to guide project team members towards successful completion of projects.
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills to convey a positive image of the research team/efforts to external collaborators as needed and to draft and revise to completion reports, journal papers and/or PowerPoint presentations.
Ability to work with general supervisor oversight and exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and as part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical support staff.
Familiarity with standard office productivity applications such as document editors and spreadsheets.
What We Prefer:
Advanced graduate degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Policy or Energy Resource Management.
Cross-disciplinary experience in development practices of large and small scale renewable energy.
Experience in costs and development practices and drivers, both from industry and community perspectives, of large and small scale wind and/or solar development ideally, with a history of publications and presentations in the area and demonstrated skills in performing advanced quantitative data, economic, market, social and policy analysis on those technologies' development practices, drivers and costs.
Ability to learn and become proficient in new quantitative and database and process management methods, as required by research projects.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 18, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.