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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking candidates for Mendenhall Research Fellows. The Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with USGS scientists. Current postdoctoral opportunities span topics ranging from advanced computing, programming, and modeling, to ecology, water resources, energy and minerals, and natural hazards. There is something for almost any background. 

Check out the available Research Opportunities for more information.

The postdoctoral fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level, step 1. Mendenhall Fellow appointments are time limited, not to exceed two years, and are full-time. Under certain circumstances, the appointment may be extended up to an additional two years.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) for the Research Opportunity of interest to coordinate the development of a research proposal.

Open – Monday 8/1/2022, Close – Tuesday 11/1/2022; applications accepted beginning 9/1/2022

Specific application requirements can be found on the Mendenhall Program website.

For more information, contact the Mendenhall mailbox at

The U.S. Geological Survey is an Equal Opportunity Employer