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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.

This position will be filled on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.


Serves as the Deputy Division Director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences in the Directorate for Biological Sciences.  The Division supports fundamental research and related activities designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular and cellular levels. The Division supports research across a broad spectrum of experimental systems, ranging from organisms, such as plants and microbes, to the use of in silico approaches. The Deputy Division Director participates with the Division Director in providing leadership and direction to the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. Assists the Division Director in carrying out Division-wide responsibilities such as strategic planning and management, human capital management including recruitment of staff, budget preparation for submission to congress, and overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations.   Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community. The Deputy Division Director assumes the Division Director role in the absence of the Division Director.

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