The mission of the USGS is to provide reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; to minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; to manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and to enhance and protect our quality of life.
The vision of the USGS is to become a world leader in the natural sciences through scientific excellence and responsiveness to society’s needs. The Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff, often as a final element to their formal career preparation. The Program is also intended to provide research experiences that enhance their personal scientific stature and credentials. The Mendenhall Program is envisioned to bring current scientific expertise to assist in the implementation of the USGS Strategic Plan and the science strategy of its programs (refer to http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1309/, http://pubs.usgs.gov/circular/c1172/, http://geography.usg...scienceplan.php), and http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1195/). Mendenhall Fellows are expected to publish their results in peer-reviewed scientific outlets.
Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level. The 2010 base salary for a GS-12, step 1 is $60,274. This amount might be higher depending on the amount of locality pay or cost-of-living allowance (COLA) for the geographic area of the assignment. The appropriate Human Resources Office contact can provide further information upon request.
Overall Program and Science: Dr. Rama K. Kotra
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
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