Full Time Employee Contractor
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
ManTech is seeking an innovative Senior Scientist to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and technical advisor for a portfolio of projects that covers photovoltaic (PV) performance modeling and reliability. In this role, you will conduct technical assessments, evaluate and make recommendations on the technological relevance and potential return on investment of proposed research projects, and monitor ongoing R&D project progress and performance. This technical advisory role will support the government management team?s decision-making capabilities and facilitate the establishment and ongoing evaluation of funding of a broad R&D project portfolio. The portfolio includes a range of cutting-edge clean energy technologies in various stages of development, from basic research to commercialization. You will interface with R&D organizations (including government labs, industry, and academia) to identify transformational scientific concepts and unproven technologies that are high-reward investments to radically advance energy efficiency and renewable energy capabilities.
Job Requirements and Duties:
?Assess current and emerging solar photovoltaic technologies and identify benefits/challenges of accelerating their integration into commercial energy systems.
?Serve as a scientific advisor in the evaluation of proposed project applications, technical progress evaluations and risk assessments/mitigation planning.
?Prepare scientific/technical material for, and participate in, stakeholder engagement forums such as conferences, symposiums, and technical interchange meetings.
?Contribute to strategic planning: research idea formulation/execution, cost/benefit analyses, and technology transfer efforts.
?Apply analytical capabilities and experience in conducting risk-versus-reward assessments to set funding priorities. Make project initiation and termination recommendations in the complex R&D environment.
?Assist in reviews of application materials & concept papers; complete pre-screening of related documents on behalf of the government customer to support current and future competitive solicitations.
?Assist the government team with the synthesis of information flow from Federal Contract Managers and Industry Partnerships, support decision-making, and ensure execution of directives at Federal offices, National Laboratories, and industry partnership organizations.
?Conduct research and prepare technical briefings, white papers, or related deliverables.
?Serve as a scientific advisor in the evaluation of (PV) performance modeling and reliability.
Requires a Master?s degree (in Physics, Engineering, or Material Science) or equivalent (Ph.D. is preferred), and five or more years of directly relevant research/work experience. 10+ years and/or experience working for a PV or semiconductor company would be a plus.