POSITION: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate in Berkeley, CA.
Duties: Contribute to the development, validation, and maintenance of the next generation of solar radiation, lighting, and daylighting models and tools, and utilize the tools for design, evaluation, and operation of innovative technologies to achieve very low-energy buildings. Develop, validate, document, apply, distribute, and maintain the next generation of tools for building energy system modeling and model-based controls in support of the design and operation of innovative energy-efficient building technologies. Validate models and tools against laboratory and outdoor field measurements. Evaluate innovative fenestration and lighting technologies in outdoor testbeds and occupied buildings. Design experimental protocols, calibrate and set up instrumentation and data acquisition systems, conduct studies, and provide technical report(s) for peer review and public dissemination. Link domain-specific tools to support rapid prototyping and integrated whole-system level analysis. Apply engineering or scientific concepts and practices in a scientific or engineering field in one or more of the following areas of specialized expertise: design of experimental apparatuses, scientific/ engineering support, or coordination. Contribute to project process within his/her scientific discipline. Participate in the investigation, creation, and development of new methods and techniques for project advancement. Use professional concepts in accordance with Lab objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways. Work on core solar control and daylighting project areas supported by the Building Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy: (1) Solar-Optical Characterization of Complex Fenestration Systems; (2) Core Research Requirements: Support for BTO Windows/Envelope Programs: Solar Control and Daylighting Measures; and (3) Radiance Simulation Software. These projects support the architectural engineering community in their development and evaluation of energy-efficient shading and daylighting technologies in buildings, manufacturers and industry consortia in the certification and market adoption of innovative products, and government agencies in the development of codes and standards. Must be able to lift 20- 30 lbs., and to climb and balance on ladders and scaffolding.
Requirements: Bachelors in Architectural Engineering, Architecture, or related technical field.
This position is eligible for LBNL's Employee Referral Program benefit(s).
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab 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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 92949
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.