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Job #: R-00094772
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Come join the Leidos Research Support Team supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), where you’ll be able to work side by side conducting research with world-class scientists and engineers using state of the art equipment to contribute to new areas of basic and applied research; discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. You will contribute to the development of patents, written reports, journal articles, and contribute to presentations on findings, highlights, and innovative solutions in DOE-sanctioned meetings, scientific conferences, and national committees. Explore the Research Support Services (RSS) contract for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) here - https://netl.doe.gov/

The Leidos Civil Group is seeking a Research Scientist for its Research Support Services (RSS) contract for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in in Morgantown, WV.  The incumbent in this position will support research in Hydrogen Combustion: Fundamentals and Injector Design.  The objective of the work is to increase opportunities for hydrogen usage in gas turbine combustors by (1) improving the fundamental combustion knowledge base and addressing issues associated with hydrogen combustion in both premixed and non-premixed low NOx combustion systems using hydrogen and hydrogen/natural gas blends and (2) taking advantage of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques to design fuel injectors for both premixed and non-premixed gas turbine combustion systems. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities are functional in nature and performed under limited supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for independent project execution to achieve day to day objectives without little guidance.
  • Lead efforts to provide fundamental data and validate models for hydrogen and hydrogen-methane fuel blends in a small scale (<100 kW) laboratory burner at atmospheric pressure.
  • Running lab experiments with premixed hydrogen-air on a small-scale burner (100kW) at atmospheric pressure and develop solutions to technical problems or issues that arise.
  • Flame flashback and flame holding will be studied as a function of equivalence ratio and burner characteristics.
  • Measurements will include using laser diagnostics and high-speed cameras to study flame behavior near flashback
  • Develops technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solution.
  • Data analysis and report writing will also need to be conducted.
  • Active participation in group meetings.
  • Communicates with internal and client project team members.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with members of the research team to meet milestones and deliverables.
  • Lead efforts in preparation of technical papers, reports, conference papers, and annual and quarterly reports.
  • Presenting the results of the research at technical conferences and publishing in archival journals as first author.

Basic Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have a PhD from an accredited university in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience post-PhD.
  • Clearance:  Incumbent must be able to meet the requirements for gaining clearance to work on the NETL campus
  • Knowledge in thermal sciences, heat transfer, combustion, lasers, optics and laboratory operations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the writing of scholarly publications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in collaborating technical findings with external research organizations such as research laboratories and/or academic institutions
  • Ability to document and present research results, including using power point presentations and making podium presentations at technical meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Publications demonstrating proficiency in experimental techniques for combustion research: OH-PLIF, chemiluminescence, LDV or PIV, and hot-wire anemometry.
  • Publications demonstrating proficiency in combustion modeling: reduced-order and CFD modeling of turbulent combustion, burner fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Experience with chemical-kinetic mechanisms.
  • Preference for experience in a national laboratory environment or industrial R&D lab where safe working practices are paramount.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the writing of scholarly publications.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in collaborating technical findings with external research organizations such as research laboratories and/or academic institutions.
  • Ability to document and present research results, including using power point presentations and making podium presentations at technical meetings.

Program Specific Salary Range: $85K to $105K

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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