NSF LogoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Program Manager in the Arctic Natural Sciences Program in the Division of Polar Programs (PLR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). This full-time permanent position is based in Arlington, Virginia.

The Division of Polar Programs manages and initiates NSF funding for basic research and its operational support in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The funds are provided as NSF grants to institutions (mainly U.S. universities), whose scientists perform the research at the institutions or in a polar region, and as cooperative agreements or contracts to support organizations including contractors and the U.S. military.

The Arctic Natural Sciences Program supports disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on Arctic processes and phenomena, with particular emphasis on understanding the changing Arctic environment. The Program encourages proposals that test hypotheses leading to new understanding of the Arctic and the development of predictive tools. Areas of special interest include marine and terrestrial ecosystems, Arctic atmospheric and oceanic dynamics and climatology, Arctic geological and glaciological processes, and the connectivity of Arctic phenomena to global systems.

Application deadline: Tuesday, 26 January 2016.

For further information and application instructions, please see job announcement PLR-2016-0009, here