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NSF OCE now accepting applications for two Program Director positions in Chemical Oceanography


February 19, 2021

Dear Colleagues:
 
The Chemical Oceanography (CO) Program within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search for two Program Directors (one Permanent, one Rotator) with experience and expertise in any aspect of chemical oceanography. 
 
The CO Program supports research into the chemistry of the oceans and the role of the oceans in global geochemical cycles. Areas of interest include chemical composition, speciation, and transformation; chemical exchanges between the oceans and other components of the Earth system; internal cycling in oceans, seas, and estuaries; and the use of measured chemical distributions as indicators of physical, biological, and geological processes. The person selected for this position will work with the other program officers who oversee the CO program to balance the award portfolio across the range of disciplines supported by the Program. 
 
NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative science and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare. This responsibility requires the appropriate scientific expertise and breadth of knowledge as well as a commitment to high standards, receptivity to new ideas, and a high degree of personal integrity.
 
Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in the area of chemical oceanography or a related discipline, and have six years of post-Ph.D. experience. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with NSF programs and activities is highly desirable. The successful applicants will be expected to work effectively in a team environment both within the Program and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams within the Directorate of Geoscience and NSF at large. 
 
More information about the positions, the possible appointment options, and instructions for applications can be found at the following links:
 
 
The deadline for applications is March 19, 2021.
 
Questions about these positions may be sent to: 
 
Dr. Henrietta (Hedy) Edmonds
Lead Program Director 
Chemical Oceanography Program
Division of Ocean Sciences
National Science Foundation
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-292-7427

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