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Job Opportunity: Physical Scientist, Arctic Science Section


June 13, 2022

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Arctic System Sciences Program is seeking qualified candidates for a Physical Scientist (Program Director) position.

The responsibilities of the NSF Program Director include:

  • Long-range planning and budget development for the Arctic System Science Program
  • The administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations
  • Preparation of press releases, feature articles, and material describing advances in the research supported
  • Coordination and liaison with other NSF programs, as well as other Federal agencies and organizations

Additional information about the position and how to apply can be found on the USAJOBS website.

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 2022 budget of $8.8 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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