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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Director’s Fellowship Postdoctoral Researcher: Scientist in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Director’s Fellowship Postdoctoral Researcher: Scientist

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The NREL Director's Fellowship attracts the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines. Candidates are selected based on eligibility, program expectations, and research proposals. Overriding consideration, when evaluating the application, will be the quality of the candidate. Successful candidates will serve a two-year term, with a possible third-year renewal paid with program funding (maximum three-year appointments). The Director's Fellowship includes a premium salary rate, additional funding for conferences/presentations, competitive benefits package, and relocation assistance (for moves greater than 50 miles from NREL).

Additional Required Knowledge Skills and Attributes:

Please note that your application will be considered incomplete if submitted without the required information, and will not be reviewed.

  1. Cover page (please include: name, title of proposal and NREL mentor)

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. A letter of recommendation from your current supervisor or academic advisor

  4. Research proposal addressing the long-term science needs which would support the laboratory's mission and goals: focus on the proposed research and identify an appropriate area within the laboratory to host the research; clearly state the research challenges; identify the scientific or technological questions that are associated with the challenge; define the strategy to address these questions; and define an approach. Pl ease download and complete the proposal template and submit with you application to the Director’s Fellowship proposal template at https://www.nrel.gov/careers/assets/docs/directors-fellowship-proposal-template.docx . *Note you should develop this proposal with your mentor, see Research at http://www.nrel.gov/research/ to find potential mentors.

  5. NREL mentor's letter of intent to support the candidate

  6. Names and contact information of two additional individuals from nationally known faculty or scientists in relevant disciplines who are knowledgeable about the candidate's capabilities and research

  7. Proof of PhD degree prior to assignment start date .

*Please upload all 7 items in one PDF under the “resume” option within the applicant tracking system

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Basic Qualifications

-All Ph.D. requirements completed prior to appointment and be at an early point in a promising career of world-class research and leadership in the appropriate discipline.

-Must be a recent PhD graduate with a Fundamental Science degree within the last two years.

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Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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