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Postdoctoral Research Associate Electrical Engineering

Job ID JR100841 Date posted 01/26/2024


The Interdisciplinary Science (IS) Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a one-year appointment with an opportunity for a one-year renewal to perform research in the area of electric power grids.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform modeling and simulation of electrical power systems.
  • Perform research on power system dynamics and control under high inverter-based resources (IBRs).
  • Develop and apply artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) techniques for power system planning, operation, control, and security.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A PhD. in electrical engineering or related field of study, with a broad knowledge of electric power systems.
  • Demonstrated background in artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) applications in the power grid. 
  • Experience with power system modeling, simulation, dynamics and/or optimization, phasor and electromagnetic transient (EMT)-based modeling, and Python and/or Matlab programming.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, be willing to take direction, and be able to work with others as part of a project team.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with commonly used tools such as OPAL-RT/RTDS, PSS/E, or PSCAD.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity of industrial control systems and/or quantum computing.


  • BNL policy requires that after obtaining a PhD, eligible candidates for research associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of 5 years of relevant work experience as a post-doc and/or in an R&D position, excluding time associated with family planning, military service, illness or other life-changing events.
  • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $70000 - $106000 /year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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