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Full-Time Assistant Research Engineer – Power & Energy Systems

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The Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC) at University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks an Assistant Professional Researcher, in the area of power and energy systems. WCGEC is a major multi-disciplinary research center at UCR, focusing on both integrated energy and power systems and next generation energy generation and storage materials with significant laboratory infrastructure for research on new battery technologies, solar power generation, and smart grid technologies. This position is part of a growing community of researchers and industry partners to address the broad area of energy research at WCGEC and the UCR Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE). A doctoral degree in a relevant engineering discipline or closely related field is required at the start of service. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate should have several years of experience in the field of energy and power systems, with working knowledge of advanced smart grid technologies, including distributed energy resources, energy storage, power systems monitoring and control, demand response, smart grid cyber-security, and applications of power electronics in smart grid. The candidate should have the ability to work independently and also cooperatively in a team interacting with diverse stakeholder groups. We expect the applicant will successfully launch and maintain an independent, externally funded, research program. The candidate will also contribute to managing WCGEC’s various multi-user research facilities. Prior experience in development of grant proposals and participation in graduate student supervision are desirable. Teaching is not required for this position.

To Apply: Interested individuals should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of references, a Statement or Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 5, 2017. However, the position is open until filled.

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UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the researcher ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required