Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Project Scientist to join the Sustainable Transportation Initiative!
In this role, you will collect and analyze data on geospatial characteristics of cities (such as demographics, economics, density, and transportation systems) to understand the relationship between regional attributes and travel patterns. The position will use existing models to simulate future travel and energy use under different scenarios of shared, connected, automated, and electrified travel modes, with the goal of identifying new opportunities to reduce energy use while maintaining or increasing mobility.
The Sustainable Transportation Initiative conducts research to identify travel, energy, and mobility implications from changes to the transportation system, using interdisciplinary methods that combine engineering, economics, human behavior, and technology development in the EAEI Division.
What You Will Do:
Conduct research to help identify energy and greenhouse gas savings opportunities from transportation using interdisciplinary methods that combine engineering, economics, human behavior, data science, and technology development.
Collect and analyze data on geospatial characteristics of cities (such as demographics, economics, density, and transportation systems) to understand the relationship between regional attributes and travel patterns.
Develop statistical models to categorize US cities with similar characteristics into clusters, and estimate the relative contribution of various characteristics to regional travel, energy use, and mobility.
Use data visualization packages to analyze and present graphical representations of complex relationships between geospatial characteristics and travel patterns.
Assist the PI in the development of grant proposals in the areas of transportation system science and electrified transportation.
Write reports and journal articles related to clean transportation.
Present research work to scientific audiences and the general public.
What is Required:
Advanced Degree in Agricultural and Resource, Environmental, or Behavioral Economics; Environmental, Electrical, or Computer Engineering; or City and Regional Planning Mechanical or a related discipline, and a minimum of 5 years of related research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in classifying cities and other locations based on geospatial and other characteristics relevant to transportation services.
A minimum of 3 years of research experience involving the analysis of the relationships between geospatial characteristics and travel patterns.
A minimum of 3 years of computer programming experience in data analysis and statistics packages (such as R, Python, or SAS) and geospatial data visualization tools (such as QGIS or ArcGIS).
Excellent understanding of issues relating to regional land use and transportation systems, as well as transportation energy technologies and policies.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
What We Prefer:
Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource, Environmental, or Behavioral Economics; Environmental, Electrical, or Computer Engineering; or City and Regional Planning Mechanical or a related discipline.
Completed reports and/or journal papers on topics relevant to the position.
Required Application Materials:
The following materials must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 2, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 2 year, Term appointment with the possibility of renewal up to 5 years total based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The EAEI Division focuses on three broad areas: Energy Markets, Policy, and Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and Equipment Standards. We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and environmental impacts.
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