Physical Scientist (Program Director)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
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.
Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.
Applicants must have Ph.D. or equivalent experience in the physical sciences or a closely-related field, plus after the award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Applicants must be familiar with a broad spectrum of the materials research community. DMR is interested in candidates with a breadth of expertise, particularly including 2D materials and hybrid electronic/photonic systems. Applicants with accomplishments in the integration of research and education and with multidisciplinary experience are desired.
This position is outside of the competitive civil service.
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. Serving as the liaison to your scientific community on behalf of NSF and as your community's representative to the federal government.
2. Communication with members of your scientific community about what they envision, identifying new directions and trends in your field, and writing with colleagues to help push the vision forward and shape the leading edge of science.
3. Developing ideas for new workshops and/or solicitations which take advantage of new technologies and new interdisciplinary linkages.
4. Selecting top researchers and experts for the peer review process and managing proposal review at all junctures, including orchestrating advisory panel, sending proposals out for external review ensuring compliance with NSF regulations and procedures with potential principal investigators and award grantees.
5. Making funding decisions and recommending awards to the most worthy proposals, ensuring that those funded reflect a diverse range of scientific opportunities and strong broader impacts (e.g., advancing discovery and understanding; promoting teaching, training, and learning; broadening participation of underrepresented groups; enhancing infrastructure for research and education).
6. Participating in NSF-wide and interagency meetings, coordinating groups, conferences, special task groups, and other initiatives to collaborate with peers and experts across disciplines, Federal and state.
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