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National Science Foundation
Alexandria, VA
$193,819 to $216,470
Closing date
Mar 24, 2024

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Field of specialization
Engineering, Materials
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Job Type
Full time

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Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation, Alexandria VA

The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Deputy Division Director (DDD), Division of Materials Research (DMR).  Appointment to this Excepted Service position will be Permanent EE basis, with a salary range of $193,819 to $216,470.

Serves as Deputy Division Director in the Division of Materials Research (DMR). The mission of the Division of Materials Research is to make new discoveries about the behavior of matter and materials; to create new materials and new knowledge about materials phenomena; to address fundamental materials questions that often transcend traditional scientific and engineering disciplines and may lead to new technologies; to build the knowledge base needed to enable the design of materials; to prepare the next generation of materials researchers; to develop and support the instruments and facilities that are crucial to advance the field; and to share the excitement and significance of materials science with the public at large.

Within the Division, the Deputy Division Director works with the Division Director in providing leadership and management to the Division's programs and assists the Division Director in carrying out Division wide responsibilities such as the preparation of budget submissions for Congress, oversight and management of the Division budgets, and the recruitment of scientific staff. The incumbent also supervises and provides leadership and guidance to administrative and support personnel within the Division. Externally, the Deputy Division Director represents the Division in a variety of NSF-wide and interagency activities related to research and education, and in interactions with the community.

                                  NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing

a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.


At the National Science Foundation, we invest in America's future. Our support of creative people, innovative ideas, and cutting-edge technologies has led to thousands of discoveries vital to our nation's health and prosperity. The National Science Foundation's mission is to advance learning and discovery in all disciplines of science and engineering and to foster connections among them. Our job is to keep science and engineering visionaries focused on the furthest frontier, to recognize and nurture emerging fields, to prepare the next generation of scientific talent, and to ensure that all Americans gain an understanding of what science and technology have to offer. For additional information:

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