Postdoctoral Researcher – Solar Forecasting

The Sensing and Predicative Analytics group at NREL is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join research team to work on renewable energy forecasting.


Date posted

May 23, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

July 23, 2018 12:00 am


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


  • United States

Job description

Postdoctoral Researcher – Solar Forecasting

Location: CO - Golden

Position Type: Postdoc (Fixed Term)

Hours Per Week: 40.

Job Summary

Job/Research Summary: The Sensing and Predicative Analytics group at NREL is looking for an accomplished and dynamic candidate with a positive attitude and excellent collaboration skills to join our cutting-edge research team to work on renewable energy forecasting. The ideal candidate will bring a strong track record in NWP based meteorological forecasting and data assimilation. The candidate should demonstrate research experience in, numerical weather modeling and data assimilation methods. 

The successful candidate will be part of the Sensing and Predictive Analytics group under the Power Systems Engineering Center (PSEC) at NREL. PSEC supports the science and technology goals of the U.S. Department of Energy and NREL toward a sustainable energy future.  The center works with the electricity industry to optimize strategies for effectively interconnecting renewable resources and emerging energy efficiency technologies in the existing electric power system. The center focuses on resolving grid integration barriers and providing improved control and management strategies for increased grid flexibility, consumer empowerment, and transportation electrification.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Work with senior staff on major projects as a key technical contributor
  • Provide reports on technical work and input to technical publications and presentations
  • Publish results in top technical journals and conference proceedings; present work at conferences, symposia, and review meetings
  • Follow all Environment, Safety, and Health policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a safe working environment.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

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

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