Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)

National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 30, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent Program Director in the Animal Behavior Program in its Behavioral Systems Cluster (BSC).

The BSC supports research in the area of integrative animal behavior to understand how and why individuals and groups of animals do what they do in nature. This includes species specific and comparative studies as well as modeling and theoretical approaches to discover and explore overarching principles of behavior and to advance a fully integrated understanding of the behavioral phenotype from genes to ecosystems.

More information about the Behavioral Systems Cluster (BSC) can be found here.

The January 23, 2017, Presidential Memorandum, entitled “Hiring Freeze,” ordered government agencies (including the National Science Foundation) to freeze all hiring of Federal civilian employees. In an effort to ensure NSF is best positioned to resume hiring after the hiring freeze expires and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues its plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government’s workforce, NSF will continue its recruitment efforts (post job vacancy announcements, evaluate and screen applicants, interview, etc.). NO EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED UNTIL RESOLUTION OF THE HIRING FREEZE, or the position qualifies for a hiring exemption pursuant to OMB guidance. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this process.

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  • Relocation expenses MAY be paid subject to funds availability.

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or another area related to research currently supported by the Behavioral Systems Cluster. Six or more years of successful research experience, research administration, and/or substantial managerial experience pertinent to the position following the awarding of the Ph.D. is required. Individuals with expertise in areas supported by the BSC are particularly encouraged to apply.

    NSF is particularly interested in candidates who have a strong background using interdisciplinary approaches.

    Familiarity with NSF policies and practices, administrative experience, and recognized stature among peers are desirable.

    You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

    You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

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