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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy Program is designed to provide opportunities to participate in programs, projects, and activities at the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). The STP Program provides an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related FECM projects in Washington, D.C. or Germantown, MD.
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will be involved in learning all aspects of the analysis of examining the impacts of large-scale deployment of a variety of decarbonization technology options that interact (both directly and indirectly) with the bulk power system. The project will include examining a range of scenarios that considers various mixes of a wide range of decarbonization technology options including, but not limit to a). zero carbon emitting technologies, b). carbon capture from large carbon emitting point sources (e.g., electricity generation and industrial sources using fossil or biomass resources as fuel or feedstocks) and c) carbon capture directly from ambient air.
The participant will have a hands-on learning experience that focuses on, but not limited to:
As a participant, you will be placed with the Carbon Management division and learn skills and activities that are critical to FECM’s technology mission. For more information about the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management visit: https://www.energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy.
You will receive a stipend as support for your living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Relocation expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in relocating from your current address to Washington, D.C. (if more than 50 miles from the address shown on the application), may be reimbursed. You will receive a travel allowance of $5,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens.
Nature of 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 appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Applicants must have received within the last 60 months or be currently pursuing a master's or doctoral degree by the anticipated start date.
Preferred Skills for each project are listed below:
How to Apply:
A complete application consists of:
The resume/CV must include the following:
Honors & Awards: List in chronological order (most recent first) any awards or public recognitions. Include the name of awarding institution, title of the award or honor, and date of award or honor.
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system. All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, please send an email to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list reference code (DOE-STP-FECM-2021-03) for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
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