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Find out how you can make a difference where discoveries begin.

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Help support the NSF core mission as an Administrative Manager, Operations Specialist, Program Assistant, Science Assistant, Secretary, Student, or other similar position.


Help manage the NSF workforce as an Assistant Director, Office Head, Division Director, their Deputies, or similar positions.


Help NSF manage core programs and determine new directions in Science, Engineering or Education research by serving as a Program Director.

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Help the people who deliver the core NSF mission as an IT Specialist, Budget Analyst, HR Specialist, Auditor, Attorney, Grants and Agreement Specialist, Program Support Manager or similar position.

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Picture Yourself Where Discoveries Begin

Build a career that has a lasting impact. One that helps change the world. A career that you'll be proud of for the rest of your life.

From scientists and engineers to the administrative and technical staff that support the entire organization, NSF is where discoveries begin and careers are made. Since 1950, the primary goals of NSF have been to: promote the progress of science; advance national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure the national defense.

We are the leading funding source of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. As a result, we work with the best minds in science and technology. Our employees come from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds, enabling us to support NSF's broad range of initiatives. NSF is committed to helping their employees reach their fullest potential while maintaining a work environment which encourages innovation, celebrates diversity, and focuses on exceptional performance.

Find Your Role at NSF

Our vital role in funding research requires us to recruit the best and brightest individuals from all disciplines. People just like you.

Whether you specialize in biophysical chemistry, program management, or recruitment, NSF could be the place for you to make a difference. Apply now, or learn more about the different areas of opportunity at NSF.