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    Salary GS-12: $82,721 (Step 01) to $107,542 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

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    As a Research Geologist within the Woods Hole Coastal & Marine Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: 

    • Conducts research on the geologic setting and processes in estuarine and wetland regions that affect coastal change.
    • Couples interacting physical , biological, and societal systems through observations and models that produce integrated assessments of coastal change and vulnerability.
    • Translates research output into applications that support decision making by local and national managers and decision-making.
    • Develops analytical techniques to quantify coastal landscape change including ecosystem evolution, wetland responses to climate change, and assessment and forecasting.
    • Compiles geospatial, ecological, coastal change and hazards data; design new approaches or modifications to existing methods for assimilating, processing, and analyzing these data.
    • Develops wetland assessment tools, including original computer software as well as modifications and extensions of existing applications.
    • Recognizes, investigates, and evaluates conditions or factors that may produce sampling or output errors, biases, or anomalies.  Assesses the validity of different procedures and techniques to correct errors or improve results in data and methods.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary research studies involving scientists and technicians, focusing on storm-to-decadal-scale change in wetland environments. 
    • Designs appropriate analytical programs for accomplishing research objectives.
    • Works with multidisciplinary teams to conceive, plan, lead, and complete research projects, including both field-based and numerical-based components.
    • Disseminates information in peer-reviewed scientific and technical journals, and to decision makers.
    • Prepares interpretive scientific products, data products, and scientific reports discussing the results of multidisciplinary studies and their significance to the fields of geology, geomorphology, coastal processes, quantitative methods, and coastal hazards. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Average 1-2 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1350 Geology

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