|Date Posted||September 19, 2022|
Mining / Oil / Gas
Researcher II/III - Wind Energy Field Research
CO - Boulder
Hours Per Week
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NREL is seeking a researcher to help in the planning and execution of wind energy field campaigns including the large-scale American Wake Experiment (AWAKEN ). The researcher will work with other research engineers and technicians in designing instrumentation deployment strategies and custom hardware as well as help organize and execute field deployments and instrumentation operations and maintenance checks. The researcher will also assist with data quality control and management to ensure that instrumentation is operating as expected.
This researcher is expected to demonstrate an understanding and wide application of engineering principles, theories and concepts as well as general knowledge of wind energy related disciplines and applications. The researcher will work collaboratively with other national laboratories, industry and the international community and execute wind energy related engineering projects worldwide.
The successful candidate will have excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate will use these skills to help create operating procedures that will be followed by project partners outside of NREL.
For Researcher III Level
Relevant PhD . Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience .
For Researcher II Level
Relevant Master's Degree . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience
Additional Required Qualifications
The preferred candidate will have experience with wind energy systems, especially field instrumentation used to measure atmospheric and turbine response quantities important for wind energy applications. The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience with large-scale field campaigns.
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Job Profile: Researcher III / Annual Salary Range: $75,500 - $135,900
Job Profile: Researcher II / Annual Salary Range: $69,400 - $114,500
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