Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for one permanent Program Director position in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), Directorate for Biological Sciences, Arlington, VA.

MCB supports fundamental theory-driven research that leads to quantitative and predictive understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. Gives high priority to research projects that use theory, methods, and technologies from physical sciences, mathematics, computational sciences, and engineering to address major biological questions.

The Division invests in projects that support research at the interfaces of biology and physical sciences or engineering, introduce new analytical and conceptual tools for biological research, or provide unique education and training opportunities for the next generation of researchers, scientific educators, and scientifically literate citizens.

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  • Relocation expenses MAY be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.

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  • Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a science or engineering field relevant to any of the scientific areas encompassed by MCB. In addition applicants must have six or more years following the Ph.D., of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. in one of these scientific areas. MCB is seeking a candidate with a strong record of research accomplishments and a progressive vision for the emerging areas in molecular and cellular biology. Expertise appropriate for the genetic mechanisms or systems and synthetic biology clusters, particularly in computational and theoretical approaches to those topics is highly desired. The clusters encourage research projects that use multidisciplinary physical, chemical, mathematical and computational approaches to provide novel techniques and integrative insight into fundamental cellular functions.

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