PhD Intern – Power Systems
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division of PNNL is accelerating the transition to a decarbonized, efficient, resilient, and secure energy system through basic and applied research. We leverage a strong technical foundation in power and energy systems and advanced data analytics to drive innovation, transform markets, and shape energy policy.
The Energy Security group at PNNL is seeking a summer intern to conduct research related to data-driven applications for wide-area power systems monitoring and control. The intern will work with field measurements from different North American utilities, and collaboratively with PNNL researchers formulate/evaluate algorithms for event detection and analysis, oscillation characterization, etc.
This position will be a good fit for a graduate student with a background in power systems engineering and familiarity with data analytics/statistical approaches. Proficiency in MATLAB/Python required.
The ideal candidate will be able to independently develop preliminary approaches, work effectively in a collaborative team, be self-motivated, and curious.
Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Preferred background in power systems engineering and familiarity with data analytics/statistical approaches.
Good oral and written communication skills will be an asset.
Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment
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