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U.S. Geological Survey Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Various Locations

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking candidates for Mendenhall Research Fellows. The Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with USGS scientists. Current postdoctoral opportunities span topics ranging from advanced computing, programming, and modeling, to ecology, water resources, energy and minerals, and natural hazards. There is something for almost any background.

The postdoctoral fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level, step 1. Mendenhall Fellow appointments are time limited, not to exceed two years, and are full-time. Under certain circumstances, the appointment may be extended up to an additional two years.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) for the Research Opportunity of interest to coordinate the development of a research proposal.

Specific application requirements and available resarch opportunities can be found on the Mendenhall Program website.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
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Participating Institution(s):
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
STEM Fields

Mineral Science
Numerical Modeling
Remote Sensing
Watershed Sciences

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Page last updated 8/17/2023
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