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Near Surface Geophysics Fellowship at the FBI

Employer
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Salary
Paid fellowship with compensation linked to educational level
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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Discipline
Near Surface Geophysics
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Masters
Job Type
Internship
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Government

Near Surface Geophysics Fellowship at the FBI

The FBI Laboratory seeks an early career scientist with expertise in near surface geophysics for participation in the FBI’s visiting scientist program.  https://fbijobs.gov/students-and-graduates#visiting-scientist-program

This a paid fellowship in which early career scientists participate in R&D at the FBI Laboratory. 

 

TOPIC

The FBI Laboratory is seeking a candidate for a research appointment. This geophysicist will explore the suitability of GPR and magnetometry (and other methods as needed) to locate targets of interest to Law Enforcement (buried weapons, clandestine graves, buried vehicles, ect.).  The role may include planning, conducting, and interpreting geophysical surveys at sites of interest to law enforcement, as well as researching the suitability of methods for specific targets of interest.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A candidate with a M.S. or PhD in geophysics (preferred) or related field (geology, soil science, archaeology, civil engineering).applying near surface geophysics

 

DESIRED SKILLS

Good oral and written communication skills, particularly ability to communicate technical results to a non-technical audience.

Ability to work independently, yet follow direction in circumstances requiring adherence to protocols.

Competence with processing and interpreting geophysical data, to include GPR.

 

WHAT THIS IS AND HOW TO APPLY:

This is an opportunity for a temporary appointment in the Visiting Scientist Program at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. The program is a fellowship administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The appointment will be awarded in one year increments, but is annually renewable depending on need and availability of funding for up to five years. We strongly suggest contacting Libby Stern (LStern@fbi.gov) before submitting an application.  The application and vetting process is slow, so applicants are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance of desired start date.

 

Formal applications must be submitted via Zintellect https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FBI-CFSRU-2024 (reference code “FBI-CFSRU-2024")

 

REQUIREMENTS

1. Must be a US citizen.

2. Must be willing to submit to and pass a background investigation for a top secret clearance.  Please consider if you might be disqualified prior to applying.

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