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    Salary: $81,548 (Step 01) to $106,012 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity #17-23. Sediment transport modeling on event to million-year timescales and reach to watershed spatial scales

    Managing watershed processes and their associated sediment dynamics is an exceedingly complex problem. Fine sediment transport occurs at a range of timescales, from storm events to millions of years. In addition, the governing sediment transport processes and dominant sources can vary among watersheds, through time, and by event magnitude. Both erosion of particles and their subsequent storage is highly variable spatially, which has consequences for both sediment sources and residence times. Particles can be stored within the channel bed, point bars, inchannel deposits, and the floodplain. Critical questions remain. What are the most significant sources and processes for managing sediment? And what are the critical spatial and temporal scales relevant for a diverse group of stakeholders? Although we still lack the data and modeling tools to provide definitive answers to these questions, progress has been made in conceptualizing this multi-faceted problem and in methods we can apply (sediment budgets, fingerprinting, geochronology).

    Proposed Duty Station:  Reston, VA

    Areas of Ph.D.: Geomorphology, geology, geophysics, hydrology, geotechnical engineering or related fields (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 Oceanographer; Research Engineer; Research Geologist. (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


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