NREL Postdoctoral Researcher - Electricity System Analysis in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Postdoctoral Researcher - Electricity System Analysis



CO - Golden


Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Summary

NREL uses a variety of bulk power systems planning and operations tools to understand the evolution of domestic and international power systems. This position will work with a project manager to assist in technical analysis of international and domestic grid integration activities. The position will support a variety of modeling activities including production cost modeling and wholesale market design. The ideal candidate must have previous experience modeling power systems, and exceptional mathematics (including statistics), programming, and analysis skills. The successful candidate will participate in the development and execution of models, analysis of results, and publication of results in written reports and spoken presentations. Previous experience with technologies such as demand response, wind energy, solar energy, concentrating solar energy, distributed generation, and energy storage, as well as systems integration issues is a major plus. Qualified candidates must have previously published in at least one peer reviewed Journal or previously worked at a research organization or an RTO/ISO.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge in power systems modeling or other relevant engineering systems modeling

  • Demonstrated experience solving numerical scientific or engineering problems in a repeatable and/or extensible manner using programming languages such as or similar to Python, Matlab, R, C++, or Julia

  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills

  • Knowledge or experience with power systems modeling tools such as PLEXOS, PROMOD, PSSE, PSLF, MATPOWER, etc.


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