ORISE participant at DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future.

As an ORISE participant, you will serve as a technical resource to the assistant secretary and NE senior advisors with opportunities to learn how to develop briefing materials, formulate Congressional inquiries, draft testimony and support policy development on nuclear energy-related issues. You will have opportunities to enhance quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and teamwork skills. You will also be learning and engaging in the following activities:

  • Supporting specific initiatives related NE policy and research activities as directed.
  • Research and document state, local government, utility and public utility commission policies and best practices to enhance NE’s goals.
  • Interface with NE program offices to learn how they execute NE mission through the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects.
  • Present at technical conferences and events to solicit stakeholder feedback on program activities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the commercial nuclear energy industry, domestic and international.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. electricity markets and impact to the nuclear energy sector.
  • Doctoral degree and/or experience in one or more technical areas such as nuclear engineering, materials science, advanced mechanical design, energy technologies and hazardous waster management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate with a variety of departmental organizations, interagency partners, Congress and stakeholders.
  • Ability to coordinate and work to build consensus between government organizations to advance Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy objectives.
  • Ability to reprioritize assignments to meet immediate and unexpected deadlines.

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