For this Mendenhall Research Opportunity we invite proposals to and apply cutting-edge data mining tools and data analytics to develop novel approaches to assess the Nation’s critical mineral potential. The postdoctoral researcher would explore and analyze existing data to develop new or modified mineral deposit models, identify key data gaps, and work with other researchers to identify the most important mineral deposit types for potential domestic critical mineral resources.
We seek candidates with some experience mineralogy or economic geology in addition to strong skills in data mining and data processing, programming experience with developing analysis tools (Python or R is preferred), and GIS skills particularly with ESRI software. In addition to the above, experience with Big Data and Machine Learning Analytics is a plus.
Fortier, S.M., Nassar, N.T., Lederer, G.W., Brainard, Jamie, Gambogi, Joseph, and McCullough, E.A., 2018, Draft critical mineral list—Summary of methodology and background information—U.S. Geological Survey technical input document in response to Secretarial Order No. 3359: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1021, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181021.
MINDAT, Outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy (a dynamic on-line database), https://www.mindat.org/.
Proposed Duty Station: Reston, VA; Spokane, WA
Areas of Ph.D.: Economic geology, mineralogy, or information science (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines, but with extensive knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).
Qualifications: Research Geologist, Research Information Scientist. (This type of research is performed by those who have backgrounds for the occupations stated above. However, other titles may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources specialist.)
Research Advisor(s): Jane Hammarstrom (703) 648-6165, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joshua Coyan, (509) 368-3116, email@example.com.
Human Resources Office Contact: Carrie Marez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303 236-9555
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