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    The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Director position for Integrative Activities within the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET), Directorate of Engineering, Alexandria, VA.

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    The Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), within the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), National Science Foundation, announces a nationwide search for engineering professionals with core engineering expertise and interdisciplinary research interests in the area of chemical process systems, engineering biology and health, environmental engineering and sustainability, and transport phenomena.  The Program Director will be expected to engage with international, national, and agency partners in developing and running programs to support research at the leading edges of CBET’s programmatic areas.  The Program Director will be expected to participate in cross-disciplinary systems-related NSF initiatives and to frontier research opportunities in engineering.  Examples include Engineering Research Centers, Signals in the Soil, and Sustainable Urban Systems.

    Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure NSF-funded research is at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with academic research communities and industry, as well as interaction with other Federal agencies that may lead to development of interagency collaborations. Within this context, Program Directors solicit, receive and review research and education proposals, make funding recommendations, administer awards, and undertake interaction with research communities in these fields. They are also responsible for service to Foundation-wide activities and initiatives that together accomplish NSF’s strategic goals to: 1) Expand knowledge in science, engineering, and learning 2) Advance the Nation’s capability to meet current and future challenges 3) Enhance NSF’s performance of its mission.  The position requires a commitment to high standards of intellectualism and ethical conduct, a considerable breadth of interest, receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/554596900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.