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    Salary: $77,488 (Step 01) to $100,739 (Step 10).
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    Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity #: S55. Streamflow, sediment, and morphodynamic modeling of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

    The proposed study will develop numerical models that expand current capabilities for prediction of sand transport in the supply-limited Grand Canyon to include transport of silt and clay. The proposed study will also develop methods to parameterize the exchange of suspended material (sand and silt/clay) between the main channel of the Colorado River and lateral flow recirculation zones (eddies).

    It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have strong computing skills and extensive experience with numerical modeling of physical processes. Experience with scientific instrumentation associated with river-related field work or laboratory flume experimentation is also expected. Programming skills, experience with spatial datasets, and experience with cloud computing are desired. These skills and experience should be reflected in the research proposal and/or the resume.

    Proposed Duty Station: Flagstaff, Arizona

    Areas of Ph.D: Geology, hydrology, geophysics, engineering, physical science, 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 Geologist, Research Geophysicist, Research Engineer, Research Hydrologist, or Research Physical 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 normal safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms. Work involves exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as those due to: fieldwork that includes some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; adverse weather conditions, such as high winds and low or high temperatures; travel in safety approved small air and water craft and off-road vehicles.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1 to 3 nights per month for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593932600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.