Science Assistant – NSF

The National Science Foundation is hiring a science assistant starting this summer. This is a limited term position (up to two years) that is well-suited for someone with M.S. in physical oceanography, environmental fluids or coastal engineering.

Duties

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.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, candidates must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited institution leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in the sciences, engineering, or management. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or engineering fields. Transcripts must be upload or faxed using a fax cover sheet prior to the closing date of the vacancy in order to be eligible for the position.

To be included on an applicant referral list you must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited institution leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in the sciences, engineering, or management (or, for temporary positions in the Office of the General Counsel, a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields and acceptance by an accredited law school). To be included on an applicant referral list you must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Applications open until May 3, 2016.

For more information and to apply visit: https://nsf.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436380800/

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