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2018-05-102018-06-09

University Summer Faculty, Photovoltaics Program

Albuquerque, NM
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The University Summer Faculty Program is designed to attract professors from colleges and universities throughout the country\. Applicants are recruited nationally for summer assignments\. The Faculty Sabbatical Program is based on the term of the faculty members sabbatical appointment, granted by their university or college\.



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This position is in Sandia's Photovoltaics program, with a research objective of the analysis of the interconnection of PV Systems into the power grid, with a focus on Puerto Ricos solar variability resource and power grid limitation\.



On any given day, you may be called on to work on any of the following:



+ New distributed optimization algorithms will be developed for distributed energy resource \(DER\) control to complement existing work at Sandia National Laboratories which evaluates the impact of PV systems on distribution grids;

+ Sandias current and previous distribution grid modeling has mostly focused on the Continental United States and this research will assess the unique challenges of Puerto Rico's islanded grid, for possible applications to other islanded US territories with similar energy situations and limitations;

+ This Department works closely with government and industry partners to assess the performance and reliability of commercial and near\-commercial photovoltaic \(PV\) components, and to develop new concepts and components for longer\-lasting, lower cost PV systems;

+ The position has a research focus in the PV and Distributed Systems Integration Department\.



Required:



+ PhD in Electrical Engineering;

+ Faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico \- Mayaguez;

+ Minimum 10 years as a faculty professor of engineering with experience in power electronics and control systems;

+ Must be available for research project during June, 2017, for four weeks\.



Desired:



+ Research experience in solar distributed energy systems, photovoltaic systems, and algorithms for power control\. Membership in IEEE\.



Department Description:



With the growing national interest in clean energy technologies, this is an exciting time for Sandia's Photovoltaics program to develop and showcase new ideas and conduct groundbreaking R&D as we lead the U\.S\. industry in the development of new materials, component, and systems solutions to greatly enhance the role of photovoltaic systems in our national electric infrastructure\. This Department works closely with government and industry partners to assess the performance and reliability of commercial and near\-commercial photovoltaic \(PV\) components, and to develop new concepts and components for longer\-lasting, lower cost PV systems\. The group is located principally on two sites at the north end of Tech Area I: the Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory \(PSEL\) and the Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory \(DETL\)\. This work is largely sponsored by the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technology Programs, while a growing portion of our customer base includes other Sandia departments, including LDRD; members of the U\.S\. industry; and other US government agencies\.



About Sandia:



Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:



+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co\-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*



_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov



\*These benefits vary by job classification\.



Security Clearance:



This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.



Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.



If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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