Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)

Alexandria, Virginia
May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes "Relocation MAY be paid contingent on the availability of funds".

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    Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, leadership, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. A broad understanding of the disciplinary areas of the Biological Sciences is desired, as well as a knowledge of the general scientific community, skill in oral and written communication and preparation of technical reports, and at least six years of successful independent research normally expected of the academic rank of associate professor or higher. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership and experience working with biological informatics, scientific natural history collections and/or collections data and infrastructure. Also desirable is knowledge and/or experience in software development for biological informatics, data management, and visualization and imaging standards and practices especially with respect to collections, digitization, as well as other types of research resources supported by the Division.

    Some administrative experience and experience working in teams is desirable. Appointees are expected to function effectively both with specific programs and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. Skills in multidisciplinary research are highly desirable.

    This position outside of 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 will be paid, contingent upon 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.

    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. Knowledge of NSF's and DBI's mission and programmatic activities.
    2. Ability to manage a range of proposal-driven grant programs, allocating resources to meet a broad spectrum of program goals.
    3. Demonstrated research, collaborative, and leadership experience and accomplishments in working with various communities from undergraduate research, postdoctoral training, biological informatics and data management, scientific natural history collections and/or collections data across disciplinary, organizational and national boundaries.
    4. Ability to communicate with a broad range of audiences from STEM researchers and educators to decision makers to the general public.

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