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Post Doc Res Assoc - Civil & Architectural Engineering

University of Wyoming

Job Description

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives

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JOB TITLE:
Post Doctoral Research Associate

JOB PURPOSE:
The Laboratory for Low-Carbon Energy and Environmental Sustainability in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Wyoming (UW) now has one postdoctoral research associate position in Bioenergy with Deep Carbon Capture and Storage.

The Laboratory for Low-Carbon Energy and Environmental Sustainability

promotes a long-term vision for the role of both technology and policy to cope with complex energy, environmental and natural resource challenges.

The laboratory conducts systems research that addresses technical, economic, and policy issues related to energy and environmental systems. Current interests of research mainly include low-carbon energy systems, carbon capture and storage, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, hydrogen production, and the energy-water nexus under carbon constraints for climate change mitigation. The laboratory pioneers the development of the Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM), a publicly available computer tool used worldwide for power plant modeling and assessment.

The principal investigator is Prof. Haibo Zhai, the

Roy & Caryl Cline Chair of Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources at UW. He is also Adjunct Faculty in the School of Energy Resources at UW and in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The laboratory will hire a postdoctoral research associate to work on a new research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. This project will perform systems analysis for advancing bioenergy with deep carbon capture and storage (CCS) toward net-zero emissions in the electric power sector. Specifically, the postdoctoral research associate to be recruited will conduct detailed thermodynamic process modeling and techno-economic analysis for post-combustion CCS systems using liquid solvents for deep carbon capture (up to 99% CO

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removal) at biomass-coal co-firing power plants. The postdoctoral fellow will further incorporate research outcomes into the IECM with the PI, senior research staff, and PhD students. The postdoctoral fellow will also need to prepare progress reports, present research results at conferences, and publish work in peer-reviewed journals.

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:
This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A doctoral degree in chemical and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, or other energy-related disciplines is required for this position.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The applicants with expertise on carbon capture, thermodynamic process modeling, and techno-economic analysis are strongly encouraged.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 11/10/2022 will receive full consideration.

HIRING STATEMENT:
UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

jobapps@uwyo.edu

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ABOUT LARAMIE:
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

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