Opportunity Type:

Directorate of Geosciences, Division of Ocean Sciences, Biological Oceanography Program

Science Assistants serve a vital support function to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) scientific programs. Currently, the Ocean Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences is hiring a Science Assistant for the Biological Oceanography Program.  Working with Biological Oceanography program officers at the intersection of scientific and administrative functions, the Science Assistant will gain valuable experience with the NSF merit review process and interact with the oceanographic research community. The Science Assistant may also participate in activities that involve conducting program portfolio analyses, developing reports and presentations, working across NSF and other government agencies, and providing outreach to schools and at scientific meetings.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in marine sciences with an emphasis in biology, though candidates with a Bachelor’s degree may be considered. Backgrounds in other fields of ocean or earth sciences may also be considered.  The start date will be on or about August 1, 2018 and the position will be for the duration of two years. Interested parties should send a cover letter and CV to Gayle Pugh (gpugh@nsf.gov), Program Analyst in the Ocean Section, by April 30, 2018.

The general announcement for Science Assistant opportunities across the NSF are typically advertised in May and November on the USAjobs website.