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Assistant Reseacher (Power Systems)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Date Posted:
September 12, 2017
Closing Date:
October 04, 2017
Salary Information:
S3, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: October 31, 2018
Federal Funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately late October 2017; possibility of renewal depending on performance and/or funding availability.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. As part of a multi-disciplinary research team, work with other faculty and staff to plan, organize, manage, and perform modeling and technical analysis of power systems, including smart grid systems, and central and distributed energy resources, to develop new technological and operational approaches to accommodate and manage high penetration of renewable energy resources on islanded and interconnected grid systems.
  2. Support and contribute to the departmental training goals by developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and teaching, directing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Support the development of proposals to demonstrate and assess renewable energy and smart-grid technologies.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in engineering, or related field.
  2. At least 2 years of experience with the analyses of electricity grid-related projects, electrical system modeling utilizing modeling software tools, and development or assessment of technologies or methods applicable to smart grid applications, controls and communications.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present technical information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally, and by preparation of reports and other materials.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information (including email address) of three professional references, and two samples of first-author publications. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Submit application documentation to Tammy Furuta at All application documentation must be received by 11:59PM HST on the closing date and become the property of the school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Mr. Leon Roose; 808-956-2331;

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