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RSCH AND DEV ENGR 4 (Research Lead: Energy Futures Program Hydrogen Systems)

Company: University of California
Location: Davis
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job ID 52374 Location Davis Full/Part Time Full Time Favorite Job Department Description The Energy Futures Research Program is a growing research and policy program in the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California, Davis. It is part of the STEPS+ research program and focuses on truck, rail, and other freight sectors. It includes research on both technologies and fuels as well as logistic systems. It covers topics related to decarbonization, reducing air pollutant emissions, and other sustainability factors. The Center receives support from a range of government and industry partners, planning agencies and research foundations, and works in close cooperation with the federally funded National Center for Sustainable Transportation and the other research programs at UC Davis Job Summary Direct the Energy Futures (EF) Research Program's hydrogen research track, within the STEPS+ research framework. This includes hydrogen system modeling within California and the US, as well as transportation and fuel-cell vehicle-focused research that interconnects with system development. Research includes technical, economic, sustainability and social aspects. In cooperation with the EF director, provide technical leadership to the EF research team and manage grant-funded and contracted research projects. Ensure high quality and timely execution of all projects under EF's hydrogen topic purview. Manage a publications program related to projects. Conduct research directly as part of the program's work effort. Work with colleagues to expand funding, including the supporting company/agency membership of EF. Help oversee the EF budget and allocate funding to researchers and students. Manage researchers and identify needs for personnel changes or new hires as needed. Interface with EF members to identify new research activities and share information and research. Work with other STEPS+ team leaders to coordinate on research and organize workshops, Symposia, and other relevant events. Report to EF Director but exercise independent judgment in selecting projects, methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Serve as an advanced technical specialist and provide leadership within the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) and participate in ITS strategic planning to guide the selection of future topic areas and to engage with collaborators, clients, and funders. Develop and maintain ITS expertise in hydrogen systems analysis, related technologies, and energy pathways. Contribute to research on fuel cell light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and rail. Identify and manage proposal opportunities, develop proposals, and produce briefings to funding agencies, and participate in relevant conferences, technical events, and meetings. Serve as an advisor and team leader for participating staff and for individual and teams of students to complete funded projects within ITS. POSITION INFORMATION Salary Range $87,600.00/yr. - $183,000.00/yr. No. of Positions 1 Appointment Type Contract Percentage of Time 100% Shift Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location Davis, CA Union Representation No Benefits Eligible Yes Apply by Date 05/04/23 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Lifting Requirements- Up to 25 Pounds (Light) - OCCASIONALLY WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles. https://ucdavispolicy.ellucid.com/documents/view/271 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
      • Master's degree in engineering, transportation/energy technology and policy, economics or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Specific training in engineering and/or economics associated with hydrogen systems related to transportation, fuel cell vehicles, and market adoption of these systems.
      • Experience managing large research projects, build teams, execute, and deliver reports under contract and with gift funding. Strong track record of research and publications in the field or related fields and personnel and budget management experience.
      • Development (fundraising) experience, with a working knowledge of the gift-giving process and stewardship.
      • Experience creating and/or writing presentations, informational documents, technical reports, and correspondence. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
        • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, with skills to draft, rewrite and edit professional correspondence, reports, donor communications and other materials.
        • Strategic planning and evaluation skills to analyze, define, and assess problems, issues, and needs, and define needed actions. Plan and execute (with assistant) large meetings, workshops, and conferences.
        • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentations, website, electronic mail, and internet. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preferred Education/Experience:
          • PhD in one of those same fields.
          • Management of research groups, junior researchers, post-docs, and students.
          • Management of and outreach to organizations that interact with own organization.
          • Proposal writing, including for large grant applications. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
            • Understanding of key modeling methodologies and specific computer skills related. to hydrogen analysis and modeling (such as python, optimization programs, etc.). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds and you belong here. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Keywords: University of California, Davis , RSCH AND DEV ENGR 4 (Research Lead: Energy Futures Program Hydrogen Systems), Other , Davis, California

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