Associate Program Director, AD-0801-03 (Engineer)

Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Full Time

Not required

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

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    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field of engineering or science aligned with the cluster described below, plus after award of the Ph.D., four or more years of successful independent research or research administration.

    The position requires a broad knowledge of the relevant disciplinary areas of the Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental and Transport Systems and knowledge of the general scientific community. Experience working within a team environment and some administrative skills (budget, people) are needed. Appointees are expected to function effectively both within their specific cluster and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. Skills in multidisciplinary research are highly desirable. The Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental and Transport Systems seeks applicants for the following cluster: Chemical Process Systems Cluster (CPS): Chemical processes are critical in the production of chemicals, materials, clean water, energy, pharmaceuticals, and other commodities. The Chemical Process Systems (CPS) Cluster has four programs that support fundamental science and engineering research for the development of novel materials, mechanisms, and/or tools to improve the efficiency, resource utilization, and/or intensification of chemical processes. This cluster supports research seeking innovations in catalytic design, reaction engineering, multiphase chemical separations processes, molecular thermodynamics, process control and design, and sustainable energy conversion. The overarching goal of the CPS programs is to support basic research that improves the overall efficiency and product yields of chemical processes while reducing the size and complexity of process equipment and minimizing emissions.

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.

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

    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 Associate Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.

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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. We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.

    Quality Ranking Factors:

    1. Ability to communicate effectively and work productively with the scientific community, peers, and co-workers at all levels to advocate program policies and plans and to fulfill NSF’s mission.

    2. Ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven grant program, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of goals, including insuring integrity and consistency in the grant award/declination management process.

    3. Knowledge of management and organizational concepts, principles, practices and techniques with expertise in large project management and/or research administration.
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