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This Job Announcement has been Amended to Extend the closing date to May 2, 2014.

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent Program Director in its Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP). The Plant Genome Research Program supports research on the genomics of economically important crop plants and plant processes of potential economic value.  The research supported through this program ranges from development of genomic resources, tools, and technologies to enable research into economically important crops, to hypothesis-driven research at single investigator to multi-investigator, multi-institution scales.  The PGRP also provides support for the National Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowships and the joint NSF-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program.

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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.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses MAY be paid subject to funds availability.