Thread: USGS Mendenhall Research Opportunity: Understanding development options

Started: 2021-12-08 01:09:44
Last activity: 2021-12-08 01:09:44
A unique and exciting opportunity for near-completion PhD students and recent graduates...

USGS Mendenhall Research Opportunity 20-39: Integrating energy, mineral, and other natural resource information to support resource management decision-making
Location: Denver, CO or Reston, VA
Application deadline: January 6, 2022

Join the USGS and help craft the next generation of natural resource assessments! We are seeking individuals with a wide range of expertise and background knowledge, and we hope to be able to hire a group of post-docs with complementary interests to join our group and tackle this topic area. Applicants from any branch of Earth Sciences or related subjects are encouraged to contact us and consider applying -- significant direct experience in energy / natural resources is not required.

This Mendenhall research opportunity invites proposals on science related to the energy-mineral-environment-human nexus and integrated analyses of tradeoffs associated with resource development and use, with the goal of creating a suite of analytical products that can be used by land and resource managers for public resource decision-making. Proposals can focus on one or more of the following subject areas, or on other topics of interest to the applicant.

1. Modeling effects of energy and mineral development on ecosystem services and their values.
2. Improving quantitative understanding of linkages between resource development and use and possible impacts.
3. Regional implications of energy policy scenarios.
4. Climate, water, energy nexus.
5. Equity implications of changes in fossil energy development in the United States.
6. Social science and geospatial analyses of human-energy interactions.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) early in the application process to discuss project ideas.

More information, including how to apply, can be found here: 20-39. Integrating energy, mineral, and other natural resource information to support resource management decision-making (

Seth S. Haines | he/him | U.S. Geological Survey | Central Energy Resources Science Center
postal address (not for shipping): Box 25046, M.S. 939, Denver, CO 80225
email: shaines<at> phone: (303) 236-5709

16:36:01 v.22510d55