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National Renewable Energy Lab Director Dan E. Arvizu
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Golden, CO
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    I have been working at National Renewable Energy Lab full-time (More than a year)


    The research environment is compatible. Instruments are equipped very well. Salary is premium.


    it's more about applied institute than a scientific one,

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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Renewable Energy Lab.


    They did not call me even after telling me that I am being considered for the Job. After 2 weeks I shot an email that I have sent an email stating the appointment time and the recruiter wants the interview the same day. So it was strange for me, we were in different time zone and she did not even told me that which time zone she was talking about. Anyway I got a call in the middle of my work and I was told that I am not telling a story of my 8 year old research, Oh Well I am not GARRISON KEELER. I am here to tell you about the research not my story. but It was awkward because she was a not technical person and I did not know what she got or what she did not. It could have been a lot better if I was talking to somebody from the science background.

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National Renewable Energy Lab Awards & Accolades

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New Face of Engineering , ASHRAE, 2013
Woody Award , Materials Research Society, 2012
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Headquarters Golden, CO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1978
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's ... More

Mission: Our emphasis is on a comprehensive energy approach that encompasses the relationship among key systems: Fuel production Transportation The built environment Electricity generation and delivery. Our systems integration approach will accelerate the transformation of our nation's energy use and delivery systems. Our focus is on a clean energy future.

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