About the Agency
This Job Announcement has been Amended to Extend the closing date to March 18, 2014.
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Director in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), Neural Systems Cluster (NSC), Arlington, VA.
The NSC supports research on the basic mechanisms underlying functions of the nervous system and its interactions with the physical and social environments. The Cluster focuses on the use of comparative species approaches to better understand how organisms perceive their environment, transduce that information in the nervous system and respond appropriately. Research supported by the NSC span multiple levels of analysis ranging from the molecular and cellular to the complex behavioral aspects of organisms functioning in their natural environments. This position is available in the Organization, Activation, or Modulation program areas within the NSC and more than one position may be filled from this announcement.
More information about NSC and its programs can be found, here.
NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare. To fulfill this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.