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USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program


Overview: Currently Research Opportunities (#S33, #S34 and Round 17 #20-25) are being advertised (positions to be filled depending on the availability of funds)
Due to the recent Federal Government Shutdown, the application closing dates for most of the open research opportunities have been extended.

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: Friday, 29-Mar-2019 14:12:53 EDT
Mendenhall - Round 17 Research Opportunities
RO # Research Opportunity Title Proposed Duty Station Research Advisor(s) Apply Here
17-1 Determining deformation mechanisms at active geothermal fields in the Western United States and their implications for seismic hazard Menlo Park, CA Andy Barbour, Ole Kaven, Nick Beeler, Josh Taron, and David Shelly Closed
17-2 The relation of earthquake stress drop to source physics and ground motion Pasadena, CA; Menlo Park, CA Elizabeth Cochran, Annemarie Baltay, Jeff McGuire, Oliver Boyd, Morgan Moschetti, and Dan McNamara Closed
17-3 Earthquake-related Land Level Changes and their Cascading Consequences, in Cascadia and elsewhere Seattle, WA Joan Gomberg, Art Frankel, Brian Sherrod, Erin Wirth, Kris Ludwig, Krista Jones, Eric Grossman, and Nate Wood Closed
17-4 From slip rates to hazard models Golden, CO; Pasadena CA Ryan Gold, Rich Briggs, Chris DuRoss, Kate Scharer, Peter Powers, and Eileen Evans (CA State University Northridge) Closed
17-5 Bridging the gaps between earthquake monitoring and geodetic seismology Golden, CO Gavin Hayes, Jessica Murray, Ben Brooks, Diego Melgar (U Oregon), and William Barnhart (U Iowa) Closed
17-6 Bringing USGS Earthquake Science to Risk Assessment of Critical U.S. Infrastructure Golden, CO Kishor Jaiswal, Nicolas Luco, Kris Ludwig, and Jack Baker (Stanford U) Closed
17-7 Cascadia Subduction Zone Coseismic Landslide Investigations Menlo Park, CA Andrew Cyr, Jonathan Perkins, Corina Cerovski-Darriau, Brian Sherrod, Kevin Schmidt, and Alex Grant Closed
17-8 Assessing Coastal Change Hazards with Remote Sensing Santa Cruz, CA; Woods Hole, MA; St. Petersburg, FL Jonathan Warrick, Nathaniel Plant, and Chris Sherwood Closed
17-9 Geology of deep-ocean marine minerals Santa Cruz, CA Amy Gartman and James Hein Closed
17-10 Marine Geohazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Santa Cruz, CA Jenna Hill, Janet Watt, Jared Kluesner, Danny Brothers, Nathan Miller, and Jason Chaytor Closed
17-11 Coastal Cliff Vulnerability Forecast Modeling St. Petersburg, FL; Santa Cruz, CA Cheryl Hapke, Patrick Barnard, Jonathan Warrick, Li Erikson, Pat Limber (Coastal Carolina U), Adam Young (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), and Brian Collins Closed
17-12 Assessment of natural and human-induced coastal sediment availability and flux to support predictions of long-term coastal vulnerability and resilience St. Petersburg, FL Jennifer Miselis, Erika Lentz, Nathaniel Plant, P. Soupy Dalyander, Neil Ganju Closed
17-13 Connecting coastal change hazards to societally important risk assessments St. Petersburg, FL; Golden, CO Nathaniel Plant, Hilary Stockdon, and Kris Ludwig Closed
17-14 Using paleomagnetism to understand the tempo of hazardous volcanic and neotectonic activity Menlo Park, CA Julie Donnelly-Nolan, Duane Champion, Andy Calvert, Mark Stelten, Cynthia Gardner, Jon Hagstrum, and Scott Bennett Closed
17-15 Next-generation monitoring to rapidly characterize eruption hazards Vancouver, WA; Anchorage, AK Alexa Van Eaton, John Lyons, David Schneider, Matthew Haney, David Fee (U Alaska Fairbanks) Closed
17-16 Investigating lava flow dynamics and hazards on Kilauea's Lower East Rift Zone Hilo, HI Matthew Patrick, Hannah Dietterich, and Carolyn Parcheta Closed
17-17 Hazard and energy studies at U.S. continental margins using ocean bottom seismographs Woods Hole, MA Uri ten Brink and Nathan Miller Closed
17-18 Geoinformatics research for USGS science Woods Hole, MA; Middleton, WI; Tucson, AZ Rich Signell, Jordan Read, and Jess Walker Closed
17-19 Hydrodynamics-Based Numerical Modeling for Predicting Coastal Change Woods Hole, MA John Warner, Chris Sherwood, and Erika Lentz Closed
17-20 Analysis and optimizationof Observational Networks in Support of Modeling and Prediction of Hydrologic systems Reston, VA Julie Kiang, Brian Pellerin, and Jordan Read Apply Here
17-21 Application of Machine Learning to Whole-Network Data Assimilation for Stream Temperature Observations Reston, VA; Middleton, WI Brian Pellerin and Jordan Read Apply Here
17-22 Whole-network estimates and forecasts of stream temperature through data assimilation Reston, VA; Middleton, WI Jordan Read, Allison Appling, Brian Pellerin, and Julie Kiang Apply Here
17-23 Sediment transport modeling on event to millenial timescales and reach to watershed spatial scales Reston, VA Katherine Skalak, Jim Pizzuto (U Delaware), and Diana Karwan (U Minnesota) Apply Here
17-24 Evaluation of different frameworks and methods for model integration for application to the National Water Model Denver, CO Steven Markstrom and Richard McDonald Apply Here
17-25 The Power of Headwaters - forecasting constituent delivery, downstream water quality, and effectiveness of best management practices Reston, VA Judson Harvey, Chris Konrad, Greg Schwarz, and Neil Dubrovsky Apply Here
17-26 Multi-Resource Analysis - Integrating Energy, Mineral, and other Natural Resource Assessments Reston, VA; Denver, CO Karen Jenni, Emily Pindilli, Seth Haines, Darius Semmens, and Jay Diffendorfer Closed
17-27 Alaska North Slope - Integration of Regional Sequence Stratigraphy and Seismic Amplitude Analysis to Support Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources Reston, VA David Houseknecht Closed
17-28 Revitalization of Hydraulically Fractured Shale Oil and Gas Wells Through Enhanced Microbial Natural Gas Production Reston, VA William Orem, Elliott Barnhart, Leslie Ruppert, and Jenna Shelton Closed
17-29 Data Mining for Critical Minerals Reston, VA Jane Hammarstrom and Joshua Coyan Closed
17-30 Biogeochemistry of the Sulfur Cycle as it relates to Critical Mineral Resources in the Midcontinent Region Reston, VA Robert Seal Closed
17-31 Data science and machine learning to inform energy resource assessments Denver, CO Kate Whidden, Greg Gunther, Seth Haines, Karen Jenni, and Leslie Hsu Closed
17-32 Advancing regional and national 3D Earth resistivity models of the United States for critical mineral resource assessments and geomagnetic hazards Denver, CO Paul Bedrosian, Anna Kelbert, and Jeffrey Love Closed
17-33 Geophysical characterization of critical mineral and geothermal resources and processes in the western U.S. Menlo Park, CA David Ponce, Jonathan Glen, Jared Peacock, Victoria Langenheim, and David John Closed

Mendenhall - Off Cycle Research Opportunities
RO # Research Opportunity Title Proposed Duty Station Research Advisor(s) Apply Here
S34 Research and development of innovative land change science techniques and applications Sioux Falls, SD Jesslyn Brown, Kristi Sayler Apply Here
S33 Application of Machine Learning to Remote Sensing of Floods Moffett Field, CA Jack Eggleston, John Jones, Kevin Dobbs,Brian Coltin Apply Here
S32 Characterization of cyanobacteria that lead to Harmful Algal Blooms Orlando, FL Barry Rosen Closed
S31 Bridging the Disconnects Between Science and Decision Making Denver, CO Tristan Wellman, Sky Bristol, Karen Jenni, Ken Bagstad, Steve Aulenbach Closed

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