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Cohort 2 closes on July 15, 2024 (applications submitted between January 16, 2024 and July 15, 2024 will be eligible for consideration to participate in this cohort)
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.
The Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. With 30% of primary energy-related emissions attributable to the industrial sector, IEDO plays an important role in supporting the reduction of U.S. CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels) and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
IEDO’s mission is to accelerate the innovation and adoption of cost-effective technologies aimed at eliminating industrial greenhouse gas emissions. As an office, IEDO provides the planning, management, and direction necessary for a balanced national program of research, development, demonstration, technical assistance, and workforce development across the industrial sector. The office currently works across three subprograms:
IEDO is seeking talented and passionate Fellows interested in supporting technical, programmatic, strategic, and policy efforts aimed at decarbonizing the industrial sector. Fellows will collaborate closely with IEDO staff—including several former Fellows—and will develop a broad understanding of the potential of new technologies and current barriers to technology deployment across all of IEDO’s subprograms. This involves tracking the impact of the RD&D portfolio in IEDO and assessing gaps or opportunity areas for future investments. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office. Fellows will be placed in a “home” sub-program based on their interests and IEDO’s office needs, and will have to opportunity to learn how to:
Under the guidance of a mentor, learning opportunities include:
• Utilizing scientific expertise to engage decision-makers in the areas of energy efficiency policy, planning, research, development, and communication for energy efficiency and decarbonization.
• Analyzing technical needs and opportunities, and the potential impacts of program and policy decisions.
• Providing input for analysis and strategic planning on industrial decarbonization.
• Assessing the potential for commercial deployment of next-generation industrial technologies focused on efficiency and decarbonization.
• Evaluating approaches to achieve practical minimum energy requirements and minimum lifecycle energy for new technologies.
• Acting as a technical resource for IEDO applied research and development projects.
• Engaging with industry, research, academic, and other government stakeholders to define areas of need for decarbonization of the industrial sector.
Through these activities, Fellows will help establish and nurture the critical link between DOE decision-makers and other scientific professionals to support public policy.
· Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
· Be currently pursing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor's, Master’s or Doctoral Degree.
An ideal applicant will have superior academic performance and publication record, strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking, a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field, and be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development. Qualified candidates will have a strong technical background in an engineering field or applicable physical science (e.g., materials, chemistry). Some industrial experience is desirable.
Selected candidates will receive a competitive stipend. Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials, and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Candidates will also be eligible to receive a stipend supplement to offset the cost of health insurance premiums and relocation of up to $5,000. A travel and research allowance of $10,000 will also be available to participants for each appointment year.
Nature of the Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE letter of appointment and Terms of Appointment.
For more information on the EERE Office of Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization please visit: https://www.energy.gov/eere/iedo/industrial-efficiency-decarbonization-office.
Questions? Email us at DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov with reference code DOE-EERE-STP-IEDO-2023-2002 for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
A completed application consists of:
CV must include the following: