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Job Opportunity: Physical Science Administrator (Program Director), Antarctic Science

November 29, 2022

The Office of Polar Programs, Antarctic Sciences Section is seeking a qualified candidate for a Physical Science Administrator (Program Director) position.

Among other tasks, the qualified candidate will be responsible for:

  • Running and managing the merit review process for the Antarctic Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Program
  • Overseeing NSF-funded Antarctic science programs in a broad range of activities
  • Working with counterparts in the Office of Polar Programs Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics to ensure appropriate integration of research projects with Antarctic science support infrastructure
  • Evaluating the utilization of scientific and logistical resources
  • Incorporating cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration

Interested candidates should learn more about the position and apply by January 16, 2023, 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 2023 budget of $9.5 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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