Postdoctoral Appointee - Offroad Vehicle Modeling
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Lemont, IL
- Job Number: 7112878 (Ref #: 414235)
- Posting Date: Oct 8, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Vehicle Mobility Systems group (VMS, vms.es.anl.gov) at Argonne is seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Researcher position, to quantify energy consumption, performance and cost benefits of technologies applicable for off-road vehicles such as wheel loaders, excavators, mining trucks and agricultural tractors.
Successful applicants will perform vehicle modelling and simulation of advanced powertrains to quantify the impacts of new component technologies, control techniques and powertrain architectures.
The candidate will support Department of Energy (DOE) funded projects to benchmark existing vehicles and identify opportunities for decarbonization of this sector.
Current project opportunities include simulation and analysis of conventional powertrains used in this application, development of hybrid and electric powertrain designs, development of supervisory control logic, validation of vehicle models against test data etc. Ideal candidates have technical experience in modelling different types of off-road vehicles, systems analysis & techno-economic analysis of such systems.
The projects and interests of this group spans all modes of transportation including on-road, off-road, rail & marine applications too. These projects involve close collaboration with industrial and academic partners, and engagement with multidisciplinary project teams. Prior experience with analysis of relevant technologies through academic or industrial projects is desirable. Postdoctoral Researchers collect and synthesize information to conduct vehicle simulation studies in the Autonomie modeling platform. They also handle large datasets to extract meaningful results related to vehicle testing giving insights into engine or motor operation, supervisory control techniques, communicate results through well-designed presentations, publish journal articles and reports, and present results at conferences, workshops, and project meetings.
The VMS Group supports DOE and other sponsors to assess the energy, cost and performance outcomes associated with specific technologies in order to guide R&D efforts. Postdoctoral Researchers will join project teams including experts in a variety of topics relevant to their work and will regularly collaborate with experts from Argonne as well as in industry and at other national laboratories.
The VMS group develops and maintains several simulation tools such as Autonomie, Polaris, RoadRunner, BEAN, SVTriP. which are widely used by government, industry, and academic stakeholders. Results from the Postdoctoral Researchers’ work may be incorporated in annual updates of these tools.
Ph.D. degree in mechanical, electrical engineering or other related field with coursework and/or research experience relevant to advanced vehicle concepts.
Demonstrated competence in offroad vehicle modelling and vehicle energy consumption is desired.
Expertise in topics related to electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles or fuel cell vehicles is preferred.
A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
Passion for and experience in data-driven modeling and analysis
Demonstrated ability to perform vehicle modelling and simulation as well as technoeconomic analysis, and ability to write scientific publications.
Familiarity with a wide range of tools and techniques relevant for vehicle modelling and simulation analysis.
Well-developed problem-solving, systems thinking, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; intellectual curiosity. Able to structure and formulate solutions to complex problems.
Highly motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and in close collaboration with team members. Energized by working as part of a high functioning team and demonstrates a professional attitude.
Skilled written and verbal communicator, including the ability to present complex information so that it is understandable to a broad audience.
Strong computer skills relevant for data manipulation and analysis including experience with creating and using complex models in Simulink & scripting in Matlab, Python, R.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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