AI/ML Researcher

  • U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Multiple Locations
  • Aug 19, 2021
Full-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) Big Data Computer Engineering Computer Science Data Mining Hadoop Machine Learning Predictive Analytics Research Spark

Job Description

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Research and Innovation Center, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Directorate is recruiting staff with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) experience.  These new staff will be part of Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (ACAI) team within CSE, and conduct research projects using AI/ML to accelerate energy technology development.

The ACAI team develops and deploys full-stack AI/ML solutions using modern technologies (e.g., TensorFlow, Pytorch, TinyML, Pandas, Spark, Hadoop, Docker, Apache Storm, ggplot) to meet the needs of a diverse stakeholder base.  It applies diverse analytical approaches to address customer challenges (e.g., data mining, statistical modeling, predictive analytics, optimization, risk analysis, data visualization).  For example, currently the ACAI team is using AI/ML to accelerate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for multi-phase flow energy device simulations. Through these efforts ACAI team is helping to accelerate energy technology development and to improve real-time decision-making during operations.

Selectees for these positions will engage and collaborate with NETL and external partner teams to advance AI/ML application development and deployment. To that end, they will use advanced computer hardware and AI/ML software tools available at NETL. They will write technical whitepapers/proposals to pitch ideas to customers and reports/papers to document their findings for the benefit of the customers and the general scientific audience. They will explain their work in presentations to customers, in project review meetings, and in internal or external technical meetings.

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These positions are part of the federal staff. U.S. Citizenship is required. For more information about the conditions of employment and to formally apply to this position, please choose the appropriate open-and-continuous position vacancy on USAJOBS (links below):

  • General Engineer 0801 - GS-11 to GS-15 (or equivalent) - TN-21-DOE-0801-OCDH
  • Physical Scientist 1301 - GS-11 to GS-15 (or equivalent) - TN-21-DOE-1301-OCDH

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GS-11 - GS-15