ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship

ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship

A unique opportunity for highly qualified recent Ph.D. recipients.

Art Rosenfeld

The Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invites applications for a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. The fellowship will allow an outstanding recent or upcoming Ph.D. recipient to engage in innovative research leading to new energy efficiency technologies or policies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts.

Applications for the 2016 fellowship year are due November 1, 2015.

About the Fellowship

The ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship recognizes the contribution of Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., to the advancement of energy efficiency on a global scale. In the 1970s, Dr. Rosenfeld pioneered energy efficiency technology research at what would become the Berkeley Lab's Energy Technologies Area. Today, ETA carries out world-class research on advanced energy technologies, energy analysis, and environmental impacts of energy use.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) is a nonprofit research and development organization engaging in applied research and technical services. ITRI is committed to developing sustainable energy and environment technologies for a better future.

The fellowship aims to foster the visionary thinking exemplified by Dr. Rosenfeld, by supporting postdoctoral researchers who can demonstrate a strong research interest and leadership in the area of improving energy efficiency.

The ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship is enabled by a gift from ITRI and by the support of the Energy Technologies Area at LBNL.

Appointment Term and Benefits

The successful applicant will serve a two-year term appointment, following a successful evaluation after one year.  The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits package and a relocation allowance for moves greater than 50 miles from LBNL. The fellowship awardee will also receive an allowance of up to $10,000 per fellowship year to cover expenses for equipment and professional development activities.

Fellowship Participant Expectations

It is expected that ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship participants will carry out innovative research in the energy and environment area, publish impactful papers in peer-reviewed journals, present seminars at ETA and attend major conferences. Additional expectations include a final report at fellowship conclusion to include: a brief summary of the research conducted and copies of publications resulting from the research.

Contact Information

Contact ITRI-Rosenfeld-Fellowship@lbl.gov with questions about the ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The successful applicant will serve a two-year term appointment, following a successful evaluation after one year.