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PhD Intern - Power Systems


Job Description

Job ID: 308086
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

We are seeking PhD intern to perform transmission-distribution co-simulations using Hardware-in-the-loop setup using Opal-RT simulator. The HIL co-simulation will be integrated with test beds at other organizations.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have completed graduate power systems engineering classes. Candidate should have good knowledge of
1) Open source co-simulation tools such as FNCS developed by PNNL
2) Strong knowledge of Python
3) Use of grid simulation tools such as PSSE and OpenDSS.

Pursuing PhD in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems engineering

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308086
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings
Group: Electricity Infrastructure