Postdoctoral Appointee – Researcher

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7102538 (Ref:413536)

Posted: June 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

In this role, a successful candidate will learn the use of modelling and simulation tools and assist in performing vehicle modelling and simulation. The candidate will work on projects to benchmark next generation vehicle systems, identify opportunities for improvement, and/or analyze their impacts at individual/regional and national level.

 

Ideal candidates have technical experience in vehicle (on road, offroad, rail or marine) modelling, systems analysis, techno-economic analysis of vehicle systems. Prior experience with analysis of relevant technologies through academic or industrial projects is desirable.

 

Postdoctoral Researchers collect and synthesize information to conduct vehicle simulation studies in the Autonomie modeling platform. They also handle large datasets to extract meaningful results related to vehicle testing giving insights into engine or motor operation, supervisory control techniques, communicate results through well-designed presentations, publish journal articles and reports, and present results at conferences, workshops, and project meetings.

 

The VMS group develops and maintains several simulation tools such as Autonomie, Polaris, RoadRunner, BEAN, SVTriP. which are widely used by government, industry, and academic stakeholders. Results from the Postdoctoral Researchers’ work may be incorporated in annual updates of these tools.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or other related field with coursework and/or research experience relevant to advanced vehicle concepts.
  • Experience with electrified powertrain (e.g., hybrid, battery electric or fuel cell) system modeling and simulation.
  • Demonstrated interest in vehicle energy consumption assessment.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion for and experience in data-driven modeling and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform vehicle modelling and simulation as well as techno-economic analysis, and ability to write scientific publications.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of tools and techniques relevant for vehicle modelling and simulation analysis.
  • Well-developed problem-solving, systems thinking, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; intellectual curiosity. Able to structure and formulate solutions to complex problems.
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and in close collaboration with team members.
  • Ability to work as part of a high functioning team and demonstrates a professional attitude.
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator, including the ability to present complex information so that it is understandable to a broad audience.
  • Strong computer skills relevant for data manipulation and analysis including experience with creating and using complex models in Simulink & scripting in Matlab, Python, R.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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