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Science Assistant sought for Arctic Sciences

April 27, 2018

OPP’s Arctic Sciences Section is searching for candidates interested in a science-assistant position with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

For more general information about the range of duties science assistants carry out across the foundation, salary and other information, please see this NSF-wide announcement at USAjobs: (Science Assistant, AD-1).

The application period opened on April 26 and closes on May 14.

All applicants go into an "application pool," and referrals within NSF are based on educational and/or work experience.

Specific questions about the needs of and prospective duties within the Arctic Sciences Section may be addressed to Simon Stephenson, section head, / (703) 292-8030.

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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