The Center for Environmental Research and Technology seeks an Assistant Project Scientist, to develop new technology, a research agenda, and assist with the management and execution of a variety of energy generation, monitoring, distribution, storage, and management in the broad area of distributed energy resources, renewable energy and power systems, with emphasis on solar energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, energy management, microgrids, and smart grids.
The Bourns College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT)'s mission is to be a recognized leader in environmental education, a collaborator with industry and government to improve the technical basis for regulations and policy, a creative source of new technology, and a contributor to a better understanding of the environment. Established in 1992 and now operating as the largest research center at the University of California at Riverside, CE-CERT brings together multiple disciplines throughout campus to address society's most pressing environmental challenges in air quality, climate change, energy, and transportation. CE-CERT's activities encompass all three aspects of the University of California's overarching mission: research, education, and public service.
A successful candidate will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, competence in development and understanding of energy and power including measurements, instrumentation, and simulation tools, as well as experience in the utilization of hardware and software solutions equipment, and products for energy systems and applications. The candidate must demonstrate expertise with renewable energy generation (e.g. solar, wind), energy monitoring, energy storage systems (e.g. batteries, hydrogen), energy conversion, energy supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and energy management systems (EMS). In this position, the applicant must demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the installation, integration, configuration, data collection, analysis, and development of control algorithms for microgrids research, deployment and demonstration projects. The candidate will aid in the development of a nationally recognized research program that develops innovative clean energy technologies and processes to provide a mechanistic understanding of key features of these technologies.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline, and have two or more years of combined research experience in the following areas: 1) materials science, 2) power systems, and 3) renewable energy.
Although teaching is not required for this Project Series appointment, the applicant is expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Advancement through the faculty and non-senate academic ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
Appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The duration of the appointment will be for two years dependent upon grant funding.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Review of applications will begin June 11, 2021, and the position is open until filled.
To Apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, recently updated curriculum vitae, a minimum of three letters of reference, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01393 .
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
For inquiries and questions, please refer to the contact email address under the specific recruitment on the AP Recruit website.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01393
About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.