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Postdoctoral Researcher - Transportation Systems Modeling/Analysis

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🤑 $73.2K - $120.8K
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Graduate Job

Research & Development•Golden


  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.
  • NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.


  • Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred candidates will have some knowledge of and experience with transportation and/or energy systems, ideally (but not necessarily) electricity and EV charging/refueling infrastructure, including background and experience in the following:
  • Strong software engineering skills, as demonstrated by a substantial public code portfolio, or through contributing to a substantial codebase used to deliver a public-facing service.
  • Particularly interested in application development experience in Python, Julia, and/or R
  • Experience with open source, collaborative software development and use of tools such as GitHub or GitLab for project management and version control.
  • Demonstrated experience in data-driven analysis and modeling of transportation and energy systems, including demonstrated ability to interpret and visualize complex quantitative results and synthesize them effectively in papers or slide presentations
  • Experience with data analytics, big data management, scraping data off the web, high-performance/distributed computing, machine learning and/or deep learning.
  • Strong collaboration skills—thrives working in a collaborative team environment but is comfortable working independently when necessary.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively manage time work in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills, including producing effective figures and visuals and leading preparation of peer-reviewed journal papers
  • Additional preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with successful client engagement and communication
  • Passion for innovative data visualization and animations.
  • Cumulative undergraduate/graduate GPA over 3.8 on a 4.0 scale.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to explore clean energy transition pathways for transportation systems and related infrastructure by performing quantitative analysis (i.e., run and improve NREL models and tools)
  • Develop and process datasets to inform modeling
  • Work to maintain and/or to implement new features in existing software using programming languages including Julia, Phyton, and R.
  • Refactor existing codebases to improve usability, performance, and efficiency.
  • Interpret and visualize results in an intuitive manner.
  • Regularly document progress in technical presentations given to internal staff and help prepare briefings for clients
  • Contribute to publishing results in scientific journals and conference proceedings.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





73200 - 120800 USD