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

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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.

    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 #17-25. The power of headwaters: forecasting effects of human alterations on constituent delivery, downstream water quality, and best management practices

    The expanding footprint of human disturbance and fragmentation of aquatic systems by infrastructure has led to widespread degradation of the functions and services of the nation’s rivers (U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency, 2017; Michalak et al., 2013; Poff et al. 2015). The role of headwaters is paramount to the integrity of river systems, with headwaters comprising approximately 89% of the total river network length globally (Allen et al., 2018) that are thought to be the source of 75% or more of all water and chemicals flowing through the larger network of streams and rivers to the coastal ocean (Alexander et al., 2007). 

    Proposed Duty Station:  Reston, VA

    Areas of Ph.D.: Hydrology, environmental sciences, geosciences, civil and environmental engineering, biological resource engineering, and related disciplines (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 Physical Scientist; Research Environmental Engineer; Research Ecologist; Research Civil Engineer; Research Geophysicist; Research Statistician; Research Geographer. (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 normally performed in an office setting which may involve everyday discomforts or risks that require normal safety precautions typical of offices or meetings. The employee will  travel to meetings and to meet with colleagues which also requires normal safety precautions associated with business travel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1 to 5 nights per month may be 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/519966600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.