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    The National Science Foundation has multiple multidisciplinary openings for Science Assistants, to serve as a vital scientific and administrative support function to NSF's scientific directorates. These positions are being filled under an "Application Pool" process. Normally multiple vacancies are filled depending on an applicant's educational/work experience background in disciplines such as: Education, Biology, Social Science, Math, Computer Science, Physical Science, and Engineering.

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    In the role of a Science Assistant you will:

    • Conduct analyses and provide reports and related presentations of information on the Division's (or Office's) scientific programs.
    • Provide scientific input to relevant aspects of the merit review process, including developing solicitations; reading proposals for responsiveness to the solicitation and preliminary grouping of proposals.
    • Attend panel meetings and provide feedback on completeness of panel summaries and/or minutes of the scientific discussion.
    • Provide assistance to program officers and division management in overseeing scientific progress on awards, including working with principal investigators and program officers to collect high quality, scientifically accurate highlights and results.
    • Develop data and report on scientific portfolios for Committees of Visitors and other results-oriented activities.
    • Provide assistance to Division (or Office) management in enhancing interactions with the scientific community, including interactions with Advisory Committees.
    • Participate in outreach meetings, including activities with schools and interacts with relevant elements of the National Academies.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/611398000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.