Berkeley Lab's Building Technologies and Urban Systems Division has an opening for a Lighting Research Project Scientist. The successful candidate will have expertise in lighting, including energy efficient lighting systems, sources, drivers, luminaires, controls, and human factors. The Project Scientist will conduct research in one or more of the above areas, with the goal of accelerating adoption of advanced, energy-efficient designs into the building market.
What You Will Do:
Develop, characterize and analyze innovative lighting systems that combine intelligent control with the use of the most efficient light sources, including LEDs
Apply existing and emerging wireless and wired communications protocols to lighting as elements in broader building-wide efficiency and demand control applications
Measure and report in scientific journals and industry venues on the measured performance of these systems with respect to energy, demand, and human comfort and performance objectives.
Product design and development, laboratory and field measurements, and desk-based analysis.
Assist the PI to identify new research opportunities, help prepare proposals, and assume day-to-day responsibilities for project management.
Work with the PI and other researchers at LBNL and elsewhere to develop new technical standards and "best practices" to create productive, energy-efficient visual environments.
Collaborate on preparing journal articles, conference papers, and technical presentations.
What is Required:
Advanced degree or equivalent experience in physics, engineering or a related technical field, plus a minimum of two years' experience post degree.
Experience with laboratory or field measurements relevant to lighting systems, lighting controls or related building energy performance.
Demonstrated analytical expertise and field experience in lighting technologies, especially in the commercial sector.
Demonstrated understanding of issues related to visual comfort, health and performance aspects of lighting systems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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