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    The Closing Date has been updated to March 18, 2019.

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    Salary: $73,375 (Step 01) to $106,012 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Salary will depend on duty location selected.

    There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity # 17-21 Application of Machine Learning to Whole-Network Data Assimilation for Stream Temperature Observations

    Water temperature is a master variable influencing aquatic chemistry, aquatic metabolism, the health of fisheries and industrial processes. The collection and curation of water temperature data supports societally relevant science for the Nation, including, but not limited to, water quality, hydrologic modeling, and fisheries research. These data will continue to grow in volume and complexity as scientific innovations such as sensors and remote sensing push data collection towards an increasing number of sites at higher temporal resolutions.

    Proposed Duty Station: Reston, VA; Middleton, WI; Lakewood, CO; Richmond, VA; Lawrence, KS

    Areas of Ph.D.: Computer science, mathematics, environmental science, hydrology, limnology, ecology, data science, or civil engineering (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 Computer Scientist; Research Hydrologist; Research Statistician. (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 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; or
    • May involve occasional exposure to a laboratory that involves risks and hazards that require safety precautions.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519952800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.