Postdoctoral Research Awards in Solar Energy – Deadline May 31, 2017
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE’s mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities. Research opportunities will be awarded to qualified applicants to work on collaborative applied research of mutual interest to the applicant, the host facility, and the EERE Program Office sponsoring the award. Potential research topics for these awards include behavioral and data science to lower solar electricity cost, systems integration, concentrating solar power, and photovoltaic cells, modules, and materials.
Benefits include a yearly stipend of $65,000, a research allowance of $10,000, a research mentor allowance of $5,000, health insurance, and possible relocation travel up to $5,000.
Applicants must meet each of the following criteria:
- Have a Ph.D. for no more than five years from the application deadline or be expected to complete all the doctoral degree requirements by May 30, 2017.
- Have U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status by May 15, 2017.
- Be available to start by September 1, 2017. Exceptions to this requirement may be considered for applicants with previous commitments. Contact DOE-RPP@orau.org for additional information.
- Have received support to submit an application from a research mentor who holds a principal investigator position at a research facility (see Research Mentors for requirements and expectations for research mentors).
- Be eligible to obtain security or visitation clearance, if one is required by the host facility.
- Have demonstrated commitment to pursue innovative research in EERE areas of interest.
- Have a superior academic performance record.
- Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
- Degree: Currently pursuing a Doctoral degree or have received this degree within 60 months.
- Discipline(s): Earth and Geosciences (All); Engineering (All); Other Physical Sciences (All); Physics; Applied Physics; Physics (General); Computer Sciences (All)
Appointment Location: Various federal research facilities located across the U.S.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 Eastern Time
For full eligibility criteria, information about EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards and application instructions, please visit http://energy.gov/eere/education/eere-postdoctoral-research-awards. For additional information please contact Cedricka Harris, Cedricka.Harris@orau.org.
DOE-SunShot Innovators Program
The SunShot Innovators Program supports recent Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate graduates as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience in a field related to the application of solar technologies and policies. The SunShot Innovators Program offers hands-on, practical experiences that allow participants to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges utilities, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) face as they adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs). The SunShot Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). For more information about SETO and the SunShot Initiative, visithttps://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative.
Appointments are for up to two years. The initial appointment period is one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to satisfactory progress toward completion of the project assignments, and availability of funds. Final decisions regarding the extension of the appointment for a second year will be made by SETO in consultation with the hosting institution. Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application. Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time the appointment is accepted.
- Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2017.
- Meet one of the following conditions:
o Level 1: Have earned an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the past three years in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position.
o Level 2: Have earned a graduate degree (Doctorate or Master’s) in the past three years in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position.
o Level 3: Have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position. Applicant must have at least ten years of post-degree experience in a technical or research position in a field related to energy innovation.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 Eastern Time
Registration and Abstract Solicitation for the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting
The Spallation Neutron Source – High Flux Isotope Reactor (SNS-HFIR) User Group has announced that registration for the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting is open and abstract solicitation is ongoing. The meeting will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is set for week of July 31 – August 4, 2017 and will highlight research achievements by users and staff of Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and of ORNL’s neutron scattering user facilities, as well as the broader neutron-scattering and nanoscience research communities. There will be opportunities to meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submitting user proposals and other collaborative activities.
Additionally, the main User Meeting, on Aug. 1-2, will feature:
- Six plenary addresses
- Six parallel tracks of oral presentations, including 16 Invited Speakers
- The topics of the SNS/HFIR-focused tracks are as follows:
- Materials for energy, sustainability and the environment
- Quantum phenomena in materials
- Chemical and Engineering Materials
- Data Analysis, modeling and visualization
- Additional contributed talks and posters selected from submitted abstracts
- Poster Session with Best Student Poster Competition
- Facility tours
- Opportunities for user proposal planning with facility staff
- User group Town Hall meetings and Panel Discussions
A variety of focused Workshops and Tutorials will also be held on July 31 and August 3. These include hands-on data analysis sessions, a workshop how to prepare your sample for your neutron scattering experiment, an introduction to polarized neutron capabilities at SNS/HFIR, focused sessions on the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) with neutron scattering as well as new tools available for modeling structure and dynamics (CAMM), and a workshop devoted to liquids reflectometry and large scale structures.
Abstract Deadline: June 7 – https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/page/8
Registration Deadline: July 17. There is no cost to register but Advance Registration Is Required! –https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/registration/
Poster Session: August 1 & Plenary and Oral Sessions: August 1-2 – https://conference.sns.gov/indico/event/81/picture/45.pdf
Workshops and Tutorials: July 31 and August 3-4 – https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/page/12
Direct link for copy/paste to a browser: https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/
The SNS-HFIR User Group (SHUG) consists of all persons interested in using the neutron scattering facilities at Oak Ridge. Learn more:http://neutrons.ornl.gov/shug
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