WVU NRCCE Energy Efficiency Division seeking internal candidate for TransTech Research Fellow

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November 03, 2011 by NRCCE News

Morgantown, W.Va. — The Energy Efficiency Division of NRCCE is inviting applications from WVU tenured, tenure track, or research (non-tenure track) faculty members for an exciting new opportunity to serve as the TransTech Energy Research Fellow (TERF). The term TransTech Energy refers to transition technologies and strategies that move us along the pathway to a lower carbon, vibrant, clean energy economy of the future (e.g. energy recycling/harvesting, combined heat and power (CHP), assessment/implementation of industrial and building energy efficiency measures, capture/productive use of CO2 and methane, smart grid technologies).

This position is an opportunity for a WVU faculty member to develop interdisciplinary research programs and projects that improve efficiency and sustainability in the production and use of energy, reduce our carbon footprint, and contribute to a vibrant, globally competitive industrial/manufacturing sector in the state and region. The position is for an initial 25% reduction in academic year departmental responsibilities and 25% time during the summer (if no other resources are available).  Click here for a full position description.

Essential Attributes/Duties:

  • Develop partnerships with academia, national laboratories, government agencies, industry associations, and the private sector to assess critical TransTech Energy research needs, develop research teams, seek out funding opportunities, write proposals, manage complex multi partner projects, and participate as a PI or co-PI on selected proposals.
  • Participate in developing at least three interdisciplinary TransTech Energy proposals in the first year of the appointment and lead development of at least two interdisciplinary proposals per year thereafter.
  • Conduct an outreach visitation program to enhance and expand communications with industry, government agencies, and other clients on technologies, strategies, and potential funding sources for TransTech Energy projects.
  • Work closely with the core IOF-WV team (Angela Shock, Kathleen Cullen, Ed Crowe, Carl Irwin, and other colleagues) on program and proposal development and project management.
  • Work with the TransTech Energy Business Development Manager on planning and executing a TransTech Energy Business Development Conference and expanding membership in the TransTech Alliance.


  • PhD Degree in engineering or the sciences
  • Tenured, tenure track, or research professor in a WVU academic department
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain federal, state, or private sector research funding in some TransTech Energy areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of academic, industrial, and governmental partners in developing interdisciplinary projects
  • Track record of proposal writing and project management in TransTech Energy-related areas
  • Awareness and interest in industrial research challenges, energy production technologies, and industrial/economic development strategies
  • Effective written and oral communication in English