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USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program


Overview: Currently seven Research Opportunities (S9 through S15) are being advertised (positions to be filled depending on the availability of funds).

Role of Research Advisors:. Research Advisors are appointed to direct project work. The Advisors are USGS scientists with whom the Mendenhall Fellows would work most closely. They will also be involved with reviewing application packages and interviewing candidates. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) for further information regarding the Research Opportunities and are strongly urged to coordinate the development of their research proposals with the Research Advisor(s). One of the first steps in the preparation of an application package is establishing contact with the Research Advisor(s).

Role of Human Resources Office Contacts: The Human Resources Office will receive application materials, review the backgrounds of the final candidates to make sure they are qualified for the opportunities, forward them to the Research Advisors and hiring official for consideration, and make the official job offers. The Human Resources Office is also available to provide information regarding the recruitment process and the status of applications.

Job Qualifications: Office of Personnel Management descriptions. of the backgrounds required to perform the types of research listed in these opportunities. Other titles may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the positions will be made by the Human Resources specialists in charge.

Last modified: Monday, 23-Nov-2015 14:13:53 EST
Mendenhall - Research Opportunities
RO # Research Opportunity Title Proposed Duty Station Research Advisor(s) Apply Here
S9 Reducing Uncertainty in Ground-Motion Prediction through Data and Simulations Menlo Park, CA Annemarie Baltay, Tom Hanks, Brad Aagaard, Arthur Frankel, Robert Graves
S10 Estimating Wave Propagation Path Effects in Ground-Motion Prediction Equations via 3D Seismic Velocity Model - A Central California Coast Ranges Case Study Menlo Park, CA Russell Graymer, Brad Aagaard Apply Here
S11 Chemical dynamics of prairie pothole wetlands: integrating geochemistry with hydrologic simulation models to inform ecosystem studies Jamestown, ND David Mushet, Christopher Mills Apply Here
S12 A Comprehensive Global Hyperspectral Imaging Spectral-Library of Agricultural Crops (GHISA): in support of global food and water security studies and in design of future Landsat and other Spaceborne Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors (HIS) Flagstaff, AZ Prasad S. Thenkabail, Alfredo Huete, Terrence Slonecker Apply Here
S13 Advancing Environmental Analytical Chemistry Techniques to Link Current-use Pesticide Exposure to Effects on Birds Sacramento, CA Kathryn Kuivila, Michelle Hladik Apply Here
S14 Tracking microseismicity and injection induced deformation using distributed acoustic sensing at the Decatur, IL, CO2 sequestration demonstration site Menlo Park, CA Ole Kaven, Arthur McGarr Apply Here
S15 Mitigating the Seismic Hazard Associated with the Injection of Fluid at Depth Menlo Park, CA Justin Rubinstein, Ole Kaven, Art McGarr Apply Here
S16 The Effects of Flooding and Dam Management on Delta Evolution on the Upper Missouri River Reston, VA Katherine Skalak, Cliff Hupp, Adam Benthem Apply Here


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