The U.S. Geological Survey has announced the start of the annual Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. One of this year’s Fellowship opportunities again focuses on the interaction of gas hydrates and climate, with a particular emphasis on studies related to onshore and shallow offshore permafrost gas hydrates
Applicants must be within 5 years of completing a Ph.D. in geology, geochemistry, geophysics, microbiology, or a related field and have a broad enough understanding of chemistry, physics, and biology to contribute to multidisciplinary projects. Applications are due on November 9, 2009 for fellowships starting on or after October 1, 2010.
The duty station for this fellowship will be Woods Hole, Massachusetts, with C. Ruppel and J. Pohlman as designated research advisors within the USGS Gas Hydrates Project. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collect new data during field campaigns on the Alaskan North Slope or the shallow Beaufort Shelf.