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    This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to November 5, 2020.

    Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.  For over 70 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.

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    The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Assistant Director (AD) and Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) on scientific, policy, and management matters related to the management and support of research in the Directorate. Key functions and responsibilities include:

    Strategic leadership and stewardship of new directions in MPS

    • Engages with the MPS AD, DAD, Division Directors, Deputy Division Directors, and program staff to identify, lead, establish, and pursue new directions within MPS, particularly in alignment with NSF’s investment priorities

    • Assists in identifying and development of emerging areas of science, defining their purpose and identifying areas of emphasis

    Coordination of activities in establishing new collaborations and partnerships

    • Leads the development of policies and procedures related to carrying out new research programs that engage with external partners

    • Coordinates and liaises with academia and industry on potential partnerships in areas of research, education, and research infrastructure supported by MPS divisions

    • Remains cognizant of other funding opportunities or programs in similar or related programmatic areas, including those within NSF, at other agencies or organizations, and in other countries

    Program management and oversight

    • Serves as the directorate liaison to MPS Advisory Committee and its subcommittees

    • Assists MPS AD in managing reconsideration cases

    Outreach and broadening Participation

    • Coordinates and develops directorate wide broadening participation activities to increase diversity in workforce supported by MPS

    • Promotes representation of researchers from under-represented minority groups, women and persons with disabilities on advisory committees, review panels, and other mechanisms through which the scientific community provides assistance to the Foundation

    Strategic leadership and stewardship of Office of Multi-disciplinary Activities (OMA)

    • Identifies goals and objectives of OMA activities and works with the MPS AD and DAD in planning OMA annual budget and establishing funding priorities

    • Evaluates progress toward achievement of established goals and objectives in OMA annual reports

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579576600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.