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    **Amended closing date to 12/14/2018.**

    The NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of Deputy Director. SSERVI carries out world-class multi-disciplinary research, coordinates and catalyzes lunar and small body science and related technology development across a range of disciplines and organizations, and communicates the results to scientists, educators, and the public.

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    • Assists the Director in program development and planning, directing, coordinating, and managing the domestic and international activities of SSERVI, particularly in the areas of lunar and small body science, and with application to human exploration.
    • Provides leadership in key SSERVI activities across various other science disciplines, including planetary science, the geological sciences, and remote sensing. Supports in operational aspects including budget and agency policy matters.
    • Represents and advocates for SSERVI to key center, agency and community stakeholders, advisory councils, and committees, helping to further develop domestic and international partnerships that enable new scientific efforts.
    • Assists Director as technical monitor for SSERVI Lead Team Cooperative Agreements. Helps plan and implement future research solicitations for SSERVI membership, coordinates solicitation review, develops peer review panels, and recommends new teams.
    • Serves as authoritative source for decisions and guidance on program objective changes. Develops strategies, plans, and oversees project elements. Interacts with senior management to formulate agreements and plans for support of project activities.
    • As a recognized leader in the field, publishes and presents data on SSERVI research accomplishments. Contributes to the development of research and technology solutions to stimulate and manage interdisciplinary virtual cooperation and collaboration.
    • Assists in transitioning research results to benefit NASA missions. Helps develop programs to train students/researchers and provide outreach to the public. Helps establish and maintain relationships with industry, government, and related partners.
    • Initiates and facilitates transfer and commercialization of NASA technology into products and services that benefit humankind. Activities include business management, marketing, partnership development, and program and project management.
    • Identifies and manages resolution of business-related problems and issues associated with government, industry, academia partnerships and/or collaborations in relation to mission with national and international impact.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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