[CRYOLIST] National Science Foundation - DEADLINE Oct. 28: Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems program director vacancy - US

Terri Edillon nollidet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 11:14:51 PDT 2019

The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for an
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (AOE) program director’s position within
its Office of Polar Programs’ (OPP) Antarctic Sciences Section at NSF’s
Alexandria, Va. Headquarters.

Candidates for either permanent or temporary appointments will be
considered. See links below.

NOTE: Deployment as NSF Science Representative in Antarctica for periods of
several weeks each year is an essential requirement for this position. This
requires that the program officer be cleared medically for remote

The AOE program director manages a proposal-driven grants program, and
oversees a research portfolio, directed at all levels of biologically
related organization from molecular, cellular, and organismal, to
communities, ecosystems, and global processes. The program director has the
opportunity to shape the direction of the program through interactions with
the research community, related research programs within the section, other
NSF divisions, and organizations external to NSF.

Applicants do not have to have had prior Antarctic section or polar
experience to be considered but must have demonstrated experience leading
an active biological research portfolio.

OPP, which is part of the Directorate for Geosciences OPP, manages the U.S.
Antarctic Program, through which it supports scientific research in
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, with logistical support provided by
OPP’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Section.

The Antarctic Sciences Section supports cutting-edge research that:

   - expands fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic, and the natural
   laboratory it represents, across a range of disciplines,
   - improves understanding of interactions between the Antarctic and
   Southern Ocean region and Earth system, and
   - uses the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an
   observing platform.

For more information, please see these listings on the USAJOBS Website:

For candidates for a permanent position:

For candidates for a temporary appointment:
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