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NREL Scientist III- Biomass Conversion Modeling in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Scientist III- Biomass Conversion Modeling



CO - Golden


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Hours Per Week



Job Description

A full-time position for a Scientist III- Biomass Conversion Modeling in NREL’s Biosciences Center to explore critical material attributes of feedstocks in biomass pyrolysis and downstream processing. The candidate will support a larger group applying multiscale modeling to a variety of conversion technologies. The candidate will apply state-of-the-art computational modeling tools in support of several multi-investigator, interdisciplinary projects focused on the development of biomass pyrolysis and heterogeneous catalysts to produce chemicals and fuels from biomass and waste resources via thermochemical and catalytic pathways.

Key knowledge skillsets includes: Techniques and methodologies of multiscale computational modeling approaches. Expertise in biomass pyrolysis reaction schemes and parameterization for simultaneous reaction-diffusion in porous biomass particles. Understanding of interfacing multiple modeling scales with experiments.


Basic Qualifications

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.


Additional Qualifications

Demonstrates complete understanding and wide application of scientific technical procedures, principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Demonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of projects. Very good technical writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications


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