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

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    Reston, VA Salary: $81,548 (Step 01) to $106,012 (Step 10)

    Middleton, WI Salary: $73,375 (Step 01) to $95,388 (Step 10)

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Salary will depend on duty location selected.

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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity #17-22 Whole-network estimates and forecasts of stream temperature through data assimilation 

    Water temperature is an ecological master variable governing rates of biological activity, chemical reactions, and habitat suitability in streams and rivers. Although the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and many other institutions monitor water temperature widely around the country, and although models exist to predict water temperature even in unmonitored stream reaches, no data product exists to provide nowcasts or forecasts of water temperature across the nation. An essential step toward the development of such a product is the assimilation of water temperature observations from multiple data sources, including USGS monitoring data, estimates from remote sensing, and furnished datasets from state, local, and nonprofit groups. The inclusion of many data sources comes with challenges, such as varying levels of uncertainty and consistency across the datasets, but would greatly expand the coverage of temperature observations beyond what any one institution can provide, potentially improving our model accuracy and the value of a national water temperature data product to stakeholders.

    Proposed Duty Station: Middleton, WI; Reston, VA

    Areas of Ph.D.: Hydrology, geophysics, oceanography, limnology, meteorology, computer science, geoinformatics, data science, engineering, environmental science, or other relevant discipline. (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 Hydrologist, Research Engineer, Research Computer 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.)


    Physical/Environmental Demands:

    Work is usually performed in an office setting.  The work area normally involves everyday risks or discomforts that require safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms.

    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/519960000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.