Help Wanted - Research Scientist at LBNL

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We are currently looking for a Research Scientist!

Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a
part of it!

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is
synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in
research, science or operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your
top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that
addresses national and global challenges!

Position Summary:

Berkeley Lab?s Building Technology and Urban Systems (BTUS) Division has an
opening for a Research Scientist. This BTUS has roughly 80 research staff,
including scientists, technicians, students and visitors, all working on
the development and demonstration of new technologies for energy-efficient
residential and commercial buildings. The historic and core technology
areas of interest include, but are not limited to, lighting, windows &
daylighting, envelope materials, sensors and controls, and HVAC. A second
major focus of the group is in developing and deploying software and
simulation tools to understand the performance of these technologies both
individually as well as integrated into whole-building systems. A new
direction for this department is to expand from single buildings to
consider groups of buildings, looking at the performance of campuses,
neighborhood districts, and larger-scale systems at the urban level.

What You Will Do:


Execute Scout analyses and present results in support of Building
Technology Office (BTO) projects including the HIT Catalyst, BTO FOAs,
BTO goal tracking, and other BTO programs.

Initiate, prioritize, and coordinate development of new Scout measures.

Support, maintain, and as needed, extend implementation of the Scout

Coordinate the development, maintain and support of Scout web services.

Coordinate the development, maintain, and support of a Scout technology
adoption model.

Coordinate with EIA on the use of CBECS/AEO data and the potential
alignment of Scout and CBECS/AEO methods and procedures.

Develop solicitation, conduct outreach, and assist in development of
phase I ?pitch? videos.

Oversee phase I project selection.

Coordinate prototype development assistance (e.g., TopCoder serviceS).
Work with project teams on prototype specification and development.

Coordinate phase I ?demo day?.

Conduct research on the simulation and analysis of energy performance of
buildings. Participate in on-going research projects related to the
simulation of energy use in buildings

Participate in developing new proposals related to the analysis of
energy use and buildings, including behavioral aspects on energy

Publish research results in scientific journals.

What Is Required:


Minimum of 2 years of experience in development and/or support of
technical analysis tools.

Detailed knowledge and experience with architectural, electrical, and/or
mechanical systems in buildings.

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Advanced architecture or engineering degree or related area relevant to
building technology.

Strong journal publication record.

Additional Desired Qualifications:


Experience managing competitive solicitations and programs.

Participation in industry associations such as ASHRAE, IES, etc.

*If you are interested in applying to the position please submit your
application here: *

Warm Regards,

Natalya Gray, PHR
Recruiter I Berkeley Lab
Office: (510) 495-2902 Mobile: (510) 926-0724
E-mail: negray at
1 Cyclotron Road Berkeley, CA 94720

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