Senior Researcher - Connected and Automated Vehicles Research (closes Aug. 1, 2017)

Posted: June 12, 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a scientific leader with a national and international reputation and record of accomplishment to serve as senior researcher within the Energy and Transportation Science Division, focusing on Connected and Automated Vehicles Research.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The position will provide subject matter expertise and vision to assist in establishing ORNL as a national leader in connected and automated systems research. The successful candidate will establish a roadmap for utilizing multi-disciplinary facilities and capabilities within ORNL along with a growing team researchers, academic, and industry partners and execute that plan in this rapidly growing focus area. The ideal candidate should have a strong familiarity with a wide variety of connected and automated vehicle technologies, including vehicle control theory, vehicle modeling and simulation, and vehicle to infrastructure communications.

Expertise in the following areas would be considered a plus:

• Communication networks with an emphasis in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless networks and Intelligent Transportation Systems

• Experience dealing with distributed congestion control for wireless networks. • Knowledge of distributed computing, sensor fusion, and cooperative robotics

• General familiarity with advanced powertrain systems, specifically for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)

Qualifications Required 

• Ph.D. in an engineering or scientific discipline relevant to connected and automated systems research and a recognized record of research accomplishments in that field, plus 10 years of relevant experience is required.

• An established track record of strong leadership qualities, scientific reputation, building programs, team building and motivational skills, written and oral communication skills, and ability to manage to outcomes is a must. A proven record of engineering or scientific accomplishments is strongly preferred.

• Demonstrated technical and strategic leadership ability applicable to running a large, diverse, team- oriented organization with a multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists is required.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML(.htm, .hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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