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Research Project Description

Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

EERE-ORISE/STP GEN 2014-1

Project Description:

The Department of Energy’s EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, providing an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C.

The EERE STP Fellows will apply the expertise gained from advanced degrees and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives. As a result of their participation in the program, Fellows are expected to:

  • Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that affect energy technology development.
  • Contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying their scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Continue their education and involvement in areas that support the EERE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.
  • Introduce policy-related knowledge and interest into research facilities supporting the EERE mission.

Three levels of fellowships; Senior Fellows, Fellows and Junior Fellows, provide opportunities to a range of experience levels from recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers to participate in the program. All Fellows will be provided the opportunity to participate in policy-related projects and be mentored by senior EERE staff.

Qualifications:

Ideal Candidates will:

  • Have a superior academic performance and publication record.
  • Have strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking.
  • Have a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field.
  • Be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development.

Required Qualifications for Senior Fellows:

  • Doctorate or Master's degree for more than 3 years in an energy-relevant field of science, engineering or other highly quantitative field such as economics. If more than five years since receipt of graduate degree, applicant must have at least three years of post-degree experience in a technical or research position in a field related to energy innovation.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, have Permanent Resident (Green Card) status or be eligible for an Exchange Visitor (J) Visa, if a foreign national.
  • Experience and knowledge in technology commercialization is desirable, but not required.

Required Qualifications for Fellows:

  • Hold a Ph.D. or Master's degree for no more than 3 years in an energy-relevant field of science, engineering or other highly quantitative field such as economics.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, have Permanent Resident (Green Card) status or be eligible for an Exchange Visitor (J) Visa, if a foreign national.

Required Qualifications for Junior Fellows:

  • Bachelor's degree for less than five years in an energy-relevant field of science, engineering or other highly quantitative field such as economics.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident (Green Card) status, if a foreign national.
  • Matriculated undergraduates may be considered for short term appointments.

Additional Information:

http://energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-and-technology-policy-fellowships

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted year-round. Application and other information is available at http://energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-and-technology-policy-fellowships