Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)

Alexandria, Virginia
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation MAY be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.

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  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

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    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.

    Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a science or engineering field relevant to any of the scientific areas encompassed by MCB, plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience.

    MCB is seeking candidates who are tenured faculty members with a strong record of research accomplishments and a progressive vision for the emerging areas in molecular and cellular biology. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, but MCB is particularly interested in individuals with expertise appropriate for the systems and synthetic biology cluster. The cluster supports research proposals that use the tools of systems and synthetic biology to generate a comprehensive and/or mechanistic understanding of the complex interactions that govern biological systems across different scales.   Projects that use experimental and computational approaches in a synergistic fashion are a high priority. Topical areas of interest include but are not restricted to: regulatory and metabolic network dynamics; synthetic cell, synthetic symbiosis and synthetic microbial communities; origins of life; and the development of models for uncovering rules and unexpected phenomena in biological systems. 

    This position is outside the competitive civil service.

    Relocation expenses MAY be paid contingent upon the availability of funds

    This announcement is open to All US Citizens who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements.

    Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

    The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

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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.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may also be used.

    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. Demonstrated record of original scientific investigation in research areas relevant to the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.
    2. Demonstrated ability to sustain a successful, competitively-funded and independent research program.

    3. Demonstrated leadership within the scientific community as evidenced by e.g. service on editorial boards, on grant review panels and advisory boards, and service to professional societies.

    4. Understanding and promotion of the broader impacts of scientific research and education.

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