Social Scientist, Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program (Program Director)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program in the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) in Arlington, VA.

(SBE) has supported the Science and Innovation Policy Program (SciSIP); a broad-based research program responsive to the needs, in both public and private sectors, for better scientific understanding of the relationships between science policies and innovation. Understanding the complex linkages between research and development (R&D) investments and the fundamental underpinnings that lead to innovation and social changes is important to identifying, implementing and evaluating policy choices. SciSIP activities develop the foundations of an evidence-based platform from which policymakers and researchers may assess the impacts on the nation's scientific & engineering enterprise, improve their understanding of its dynamics, and predict outcomes.

There are three components to (SciSIP) activities: research, data collection, and community development and outreach. Investigator related research develops usable knowledge and theories of creative processes & their transformation into social and economic outcomes. SciSIP works closely with SBE's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics on improving and expanding science metrics, datasets and analytical tools, yielding changes in the bi-annual science and engineering indicators and other data collections. SciSIP outreach & community development activities include developing a community of practice across the Federal government, industry & universities.

For more information regarding the (SciSIP) program, please visit SciSIP.

NSF is relocating to Alexandria, Virginia. In late summer of 2017, NSF will begin the transition from its current location in Arlington, VA to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. The new location is adjacent to a Metro station (Eisenhower Avenue on the Yellow Line) and there is ample parking in the area. There are several amenities nearby, such as restaurants, hotels, and shops.

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Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation MAY be paid contingent on the availability of funds.


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    The incumbent must have a Ph.D. in a social science field, as it relates to the SciSIP Program; plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. In addition the ability to participate in the leadership of a research organization; a record of accomplishment in their field of study; detailed understanding of the resource needs of social and economic scientists and appropriate modes of support; ability to recognize current and emerging science trends and recommend new directions. Experience and expertise in basic science research areas relevant to the goals of SBE would be beneficial.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.

    If you do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility, you will not obtain civil service status if selected. If you are currently in the competitive civil service, you will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

    This Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.

    Relocation expenses may be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.
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