United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

NSF JOB OPPORTUNITY: Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)

The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Director in Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (AOAS). The AOAS Program Director manages the AOAS sciences proposal-driven research portfolio, communicates with the scientific community and funding partners, and interacts with colleagues throughout the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The AOAS program director manages the proposal merit review process, coordinating as needed with Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics for field-based projects, other programs in the Antarctic and Arctic sections of OPP and across NSF, and other funding agencies and international partners to achieve program goals.

Applicants are not required to have had prior Antarctic or polar experience to be considered for this position. However, the incumbent must demonstrate experience leading sea-going research programs or demonstrate experience managing a similar-sized research and ship-focused portfolio for another federal agency. This can include experience in one or more of the research areas described above. For more information about the position and how to apply, visit the USAJobs website. The deadline to apply is March 26, 2024.

Terri Edillon 
Lead Communications Specialist 
NSF Office of Polar Programs 
Office: 703-292-7521 | Mobile: 703-398-2201 
Email: tedillon@nsf.gov 

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