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    The Deputy Chief Scientist works in the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) and reports to the NASA Chief Scientist. The OCS represents all of the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with and fulfill the administration's science objectives. The OCS advises the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related Investments.

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    The Deputy Chief Scientist is responsible for the following:

    -Manages critical aspects of the Office of the Chief Scientist, including budget and recruitment/hiring/management of staff.
    -Provides leadership to and management of OCS Science Investments.
    -Provides leadership to and management of NASA nominations for the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE).
    -Coordinates science activities and promotes collaboration across NASA programs and Centers.
    -Provides overall leadership and technical expertise for an assigned NASA scientific or technical area (such as life and microgravity science).
    -Develops and promotes initiatives to improve STEM education via NASA activities (in coordination with the Office of Education and the Science Mission Directorate).
    -Serves as keynote speaker and participates in conferences in order to reach out to the next generation of scientists.
    -Organizes, leads, and participates in external science workshops, science reviews, and coordination groups as assigned.
    -Conducts conferences and workshops with colleagues, invites targeted members of the science community in coordination with NASA, and arranges for the public dissemination of the results of the conference and workshops.
    -Establishes and maintains relationship with industry, university, the scientific community, advisory groups and other Government agencies with respect to NASA's science programs.
    -Represents the Chief Scientist to the external community, including the science community, the Congress, and the Executive Office of the President through Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the international community.
    -Coordinates and provides leadership to the development of Agency science strategy to ensure that NASA's overarching Strategic Plan properly incorporates science issues and directions.
    -Serves as NASA/OCS representative on interagency and international committees and groups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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