Research Associate B, Energy & Industrial Modeling and Planning

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
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Posted Date
Jul 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
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Full Time

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Research Associate B, Energy & Industrial Modeling and Planning

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40 hours per week, 12-month term position with annual renewal up to three years contingent on funding and performance.

Position may be fully or partially remote for all or part of the term, at the discretion of both the research associate and supervisor.

Location of Position

Hanover, NH

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Position Purpose

The purpose of this position to help build and apply energy and industrial system planning models to explore local, regional, and national pathways for decarbonization, with a focus on multi-objective optimization, spatial scaling, infrastructure network simulation, and community-engaged model development. The postdoctoral scholar position is in the Sustainable Transitions Lab – an interdisciplinary, computational lab focused on just energy transition planning – at Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

PhD plus 3-5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • PhD in relevant fields including energy systems engineering, environmental planning, operations research, geography, energy resources, computer science, public policy, or environmental engineering.
  • At least four years of relevant research experience.
  • Candidates with additional non-academic work experience, with nontraditional academic backgrounds, and/or from members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated research ability and vison, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and comfort working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Expertise in optimization methods and data science and familiarity with algebraic modeling languages (e.g., Python/Pyomo, GAMS ).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in geospatial analysis and familiarity with geographic information systems software (e.g., ArcGIS).
  • Familiarity with modeling environmental and socioeconomic impacts.
  • Familiarity with macro-energy systems models.
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Professor Erin Mayfield

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

This position is a 12-month term position.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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Key Accountabilities


Helps design and implement systems modeling and infrastructure planning studies related to, among other things, decarbonization of the industrial, electric power, and transportation sectors.

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Authors or co-authors research findings.

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Presents findings at conferences and engages with stakeholders.

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Assists with writing grant proposals and obtaining funding.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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