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SunShot Innovators Program

Posted by: ORAU

Posted date: May-01-2017

Location: Oak Ridge, TN

 The SunShot Innovators Program will support recent Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate graduates as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience in a field related to the application of solar technologies and policies.

The SunShot Innovators Program will offer hands-on, practical experiences that allow participants to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges utilites, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) face as they adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs). There are 50 or so PUCs, one in each state, and over 3000 electric utilities across the country. There are countless energy service provider organizations also, including but not limited to independent system operators, balancing authorities, and retail electricity providers.

The SunShot Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO).  For more information about SETO and the SunShot Initiative, visit https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative.

Participant Benefits

Appointments are for up to two years. The initial appointment period is one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to satisfactory progress toward completion of the project assignments, and availability of funds. Final decisions regarding the extension of the appointment for a second year will be made by SETO in consultation with the hosting institution.

Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications:

  • Level 1: Participants with a Bachelor's degree will receive a stipend starting at $40,000.
  • Level 2: Participants with a Ph.D. will receive a stipend starting at $70,000. Participants with a Master's degree will start at $50,000.
  • Level 3: The stipend amount will be based on the Level 2 rate plus a factor for years of relevant experience after the receipt of the degree.

Participants will be eligible to receive an allowance of up to $10,000 for education and/or scientific activities, health insurance supplement, and possible relocation travel up to $5,000.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency.  Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

Job Title SunShot Innovators Program
Post Details
Email DOE-RPP(at)orau.org
Employer's Website www.zintellect.com
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Other
Job Classification Job Classification -> Research Associate
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Oak Ridge, TN
Key Words Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Public Policy, Business, Law, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Technology
Start Date 09/01/2017
Salary $40,000-$70,000
Deadline Jun-30-2017