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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity # S31. Bridging the Disconnects Between Science and Decision Making

    Scientific findings should facilitate decision-making activities focused on natural resources and the environment, but presently raw scientific information tends to be documented in forms that are not immediately actionable for policy makers or resource managers. Practical approaches are needed to interpret and associate diverse forms of scientific and societal information in ways that are fully describable and meaningful to a diverse audience. Disconnects in knowledge transfer arise when decisions are made in isolation or occur sequentially as a follow-up to scientific inquiry, which creates separation between the pursuit of scientific findings and decision-making activities. Other disconnects arise where resource managers are not able to access technical content because of barriers in understanding or where scientific information is too far off topic. The common scenario is that decision makers cannot easily interpret scientific information and scientists driven by scientific goals do not fully address decision makers’ information needs.

    Proposed Duty Station: Denver, Colorado

    Areas of Ph.D.: Biology, Ecology, Geology, Hydrology, or Social Sciences (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).

    Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Biologist; Research Ecologist; Research Geologist; Research Hydrologist

    (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.)


    Physical/Environmental Demands:  Work is usually performed on a computer in an office setting. The work area normally involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1 to 5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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