The Power and Energy group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy, is seeking a candidate for a funded 2-year Research Engineer position with the possibility of renewal. The research is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and is subject to availability of funds. This research position involves:
Conducting research on detection of anomalies and attacks on power systems, both small and large scale, that include significant power electronics.
Conducting simulations of power systems of various types.
Designing, purchasing parts, constructing and operating a low voltage, low power research test-bed microgrid. This includes network setup and analysis.
Maintaining the system including drawings, repairs, equipment updates, etc.
The appointee will be expected to work closely with USNA faculty, students, multi-university research collaborators, experts from Navy Labs and other DOD entities, and private industry. A variety of active projects span academic, government, and industrial research. The academy is a charter member of the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (www.esrdc.com) and heavily involved with various Naval labs and program offices. The supervising faculty have a mix of experience in academia, industry, Navy ship design offices, and as active-duty Naval officers.
This is a non-tenure track federal excepted service position. The position includes office space, computer facilities, library privileges, health benefits, and a competitive salary. The position is currently open, and the starting date is negotiable.
As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ens...igns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.The Naval Academy's active duty workforce is supplemented by Department of the Navy civilians who also serve our nation – as professors, coaches, instructors, information technology professionals, finance specialists, administrators, and other support roles typically found at a college or university. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the moral, mental, and physical development of midshipmen and we seek higher education professionals who can model the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment.
Civilian employees enjoy the intrinsic rewards which result from being a part of the mission of the Naval Academy, along with other benefits associated with Federal employment. We invite applications from all segments of society to provide the Brigade of Midshipmen with the best educational experience possible and to graduate leaders to serve our nation.