Vehicle Technologies Office – Data, Modeling, and Analysis Fellow

Job Description

SALARY: $58,000 – $110,000 (and up – *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials, and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


– Competitive stipend – Health insurance allowance – Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement – Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance – Federal Holidays observed – Paid Leave – Hybrid Telework Schedule Options

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Selections Start This Summer! (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

The Data, Modeling, and Analysis Opportunity with the Vehicle Technologies Office (U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) is now accepting applications. Contribute to clean energy research and decarbonization of the nearly three trillion vehicle-miles traveled each day in the U.S.

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) seeks a talented and committed individual to engage in the VTO Data, Modeling, and Analysis opportunity. This Fellowship will last one year (full-time), with the opportunity to renew for an additional year at discretion of the sponsoring office. Your learning opportunities include:

Under the guidance of a mentor, serving as a technologist, economist, and analyst, applying advanced analytical tools, concepts, principles, processes, and procedures to answer transportation related questions posed by Program Leadership, Senior Management, the National Academies, other offices within DOE (e.g., Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, Office of Policy, Office of Electricity, and Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains) and other government agencies (e.g., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, etc.).

Keeping abreast of the latest engineering technological advances in state-of-the-art applications pertaining to development of new analytical tools and theories and identifying functional gaps/opportunities in current analytical tools including but not limited to big data analytics and high-performance computing.

Engage VTO on interagency task forces, committees, and other groups or conferences relating to analysis and policy issues. Collaborate on giving polished presentations regarding the Program’s analytical findings to internal and external audiences.

Cooperating with and offering technical insights to national laboratory researchers and other research partners evaluating vehicle fuel economy and fleet composition (light-, medium-, and heavy-duty), shared mobility and micromobility usage trends and the relationship between available mobility options, modeshare and transportation energy use, technology readiness across relevant transportation and related technology systems (e.g. EV charging stations, the vehicle-grid interface, etc.), technology cost reduction, market penetration, greenhouse gas reductions across transportation modes, and equitable access to clean fuel technologies. Integrate these analyses to improve project management and efficiently evaluate the potential benefits of pursuing various GHG reduction strategies (e.g., vehicle electrification, shared mobility, micromobility and assessing modal choices, analyzing fuel and technology alternatives across the off-road and non-road sub-sectors, and vehicle lightweighting).

Engage in preparing a variety of reports relating to vehicle technologies activities in an assigned area and disseminate information as needed to officials in the office’s and agency’s senior leadership, field organizations, and other organizations as appropriate. Under the guidance of a mentor, serve as a principal point of contact and resource in interpreting report data and in the resolution of complex problems identified by such documents.

Participate, alongside other members of VTO, in developing budget, Congressional testimony, research reports, and other related documentation for assigned activities. Participate in briefing senior DOE management on program progress, problems, and results.

These activities will be carried out in collaboration with a team of federal employees at all levels, other fellows, support service contractors, and National Lab experts.

Why should I apply? You will become part of a group of highly trained researchers, scientists, and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) supports research, development, deployment, and demonstration (RDD&D) of new, efficient, and clean mobility options that are affordable for all Americans. The office’s investments leverage the unique capabilities and world-class expertise of the National Laboratory system to develop new innovations in vehicle technologies, including: advanced battery technologies, advanced materials for lighter-weight vehicle structures and superior powertrains, energy-efficient mobility technologies and systems, advanced powertrains and fuels to decarbonize the transportation system, and technology deployment and integration at the local and state level. The office is uniquely positioned to address early-stage challenges due to its strategic research partnerships with industry that leverage relevant technical and market expertise.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Master’s or Doctoral degree.

Questions? Email [email protected]. Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-VTO-2023-1301] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.