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OPP seeks Program Director, Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences


April 11, 2019

The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) in the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (OPP) announces a nationwide search for a Program Director in the Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences Program (AAGS). Formal consideration of interested applications will begin on April 15, 2019, and will continue until a selection is made.

The AAGS Program funds cutting-edge, transformative, and emerging research in astronomy and astrophysics that uses Antarctica as an observing platform or investigates the role of the Antarctic upper atmosphere in global environmental processes. The program also supports interdisciplinary studies that focus on how solar activity influences the properties and dynamics of the polar atmosphere and the global geospace system

The AAGS Program Director is responsible for managing a dynamic, proposal-driven research grants program in these critical research areas and should have experience in astrophysical and/or geospace related science, including experience pertinent to the management challenges presented by covering the broad scope of research encompassed by the program. 

More Information is available here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/opp19001/opp19001.jsp

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