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Job #: R-00013891
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

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). NETL is a DOE national laboratory that produces technological solutions for America's energy challenges. The candidate will focus on demonstrating on-line System Identification for process monitoring and optimization to enhance dynamic stability, heat rate, and emissions for an existing coal fired power system during ramping and cycling operations.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Interpret process data from power plant and their control system service supplier partners.
  • Conduct online system ID with perspective industrial partners.
  • Simulate power plant process data using modeling tools.
  • Develop machine learning systems and adaptive learning techniques using statistical software.
  • Test progress and performance of the toolset being developed for power systems.
  • Develop component degradation, predictive maintenance, and characterize cause and effect of component deterioration.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with members of the research team to meet milestones and deliverables.
  • Lead efforts in writing research papers and creating conference presentations.


Required Qualifications:
  • The candidate must have a PhD from an accredited university in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and no experience is required.
  • Be familiar with coal conversion technology (also including coal gasification), steam cycle, and water chemistry in steam power plant.
  • Working knowledge of modeling tools and power cycles analysis including Aspen PlusTM, Long Range Energy Alternative Planning System (LEAP), and power and network system analysis.
  • Knowledge of coal conversion dynamics and have experience with data analytics and statistical software such as SAS statistical packages.
  • Experience modeling with Aspen Dynamic, MATLAB/Simulink, and PowerWorld Simulator for dynamic power and network system analysis.
  • Familiar with the cyber physical system and online system identification techniques.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to represent Leidos or its clients at conferences or public forums or contribute to technical reports and scientific journals.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in operations of real power plant, including steam and combined cycle power plants and gasification technology.
  • Strong record of publication in reputable journals and experiences in proposal development process.


TERM OF COMMITMENT: These research positions are intended to be term positions, with varying levels of commitment that are not expected to last longer than 2 years. Candidates will be informed prior to applying what length of commitment is anticipated. Also, candidates who successfully fill a term position, may be invited to apply for an additional terms. Nothing in this paragraph is intended to create an employment contract. Employment will remain at will.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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