Job Title: Interdisciplinary Program Director (HPC)Job Announcement Number: ACI-2014-0007
Agency: National Science Foundation
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Friday, July 25, 2014 to
Friday, August 22, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law require Non-Citizens to 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.
About the Agency
Applicants wishing to apply for a VSEE, IPA or Federal Temporary Appointment should see Job Announcement ACI-2014-0008.
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 Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Director for the High Performance Computing (HPC) program, which is managed in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI).
ACI supports cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and related services such as supercomputers, high-capacity mass-storage systems, system software suites and programming environments, scalable interactive visualizations tools, productivity software libraries and tools, large-scale data repositories and digitized scientific data management systems, networks of various reach and granularity and an array of software tools and services that hide the complexities and heterogeneity of contemporary cyberinfrastructure while seeking to provide ubiquitous access and enhanced usability.
ACI supports the preparation and training of current and future generations of researchers and educators in the use of cyberinfrastructure to further their research and education goals. ACI also supports the scientific and engineering professionals who create and maintain these IT-based resources and systems and who provide essential customer services to the national science and engineering user community.
For more information about ACI and its programs, please visit http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=ACI.
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- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Program Director for the ACI program, the selected candidate will be responsible for:
- Long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented by the Program or Program cluster.
- Managing an effective, timely merit review, award, and declination process, and post-award management process.
- Communicating about the program effectively and advising the community of current and future funding opportunities.
- Advising and assisting the Division Director and Deputy Director in the development of long-range plans that ensure the Division's investments are targeted to cutting-edge challenges and opportunities in NSF research and education fields.
- Managing the research and education portfolio to ensure that investments are made in a diverse mix of cutting-edge projects that promise to advance the frontier and contribute to the attainment of NSF's strategic goals.
- Preparing well-written program solicitations, annual program reports, and other written material that are consistent with strategic goals of NSF and the Division and that inform the Division's stakeholders, including the Administration, Congress, the national science and engineering community, and the public, of the intent, impact, and promise of program investments.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field relevant to the work performed at NSF plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
An appropriate field is defined as any area of biological science, engineering, physical science, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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
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- Knowledge of broad range of technologies and their uses for advancing science, engineering and education research. Understanding of NSF's and ACI's mission and programmatic activities in advanced cyberinfrastructure technologies (especially emerging technologies and approaches) including research, development, operations and deployment.
- Experience in the high performance computing including hardware architecture and design, data storage and systems, communications and networking interconnects, benchmarks, systems evaluation, acceptance testing and facilities operations and services. Ability to manage proposal-driven grants programs in these areas.
- Experience in data-intensive and computational science including applications development, storage systems design and operations, software development, algorithms and parallel systems.
- Experience in managing large projects, multi-institutional collaborations, cooperative agreements; project management expertise including risk management and mitigation, milestones and deliverables.
- Experience in advanced digital services and ability to work with different agencies, especially with DOE and DARPA.
- Ability to cooperate and work with peers in other scientific disciplines and to advocate program plans and policies to individuals in the Foundation, other government agencies, and academic institutions.
- Familiarity with the full spectrum of academic research infrastructure-in particular the role of computing technologies in advancing science, engineering and education research.