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Division Director

The National Science Foundation - Directorate for Biological Sciences
Alexandria, Virginia (US)
$185,335 - $206,950 per year
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Serves as Division Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Biological Sciences. DBI contributes to NSF mission by supporting the development and enhancement of biological resources, human capital, and centers. These investments underpin advances in all areas of biological research. DBI supports resources for research which includes development of informatics tools and resources, development of new instrumentation, the curatorial improvement and computerization of research collections, improvements of research facilities at biological field stations and marine laboratories as well as in living stock collections. The incumbent provides leadership through the Division to both the research community and among infrastructure providers. Maintains a vision and commitment to support research experiences at all educational levels. Responsible for managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources, including for major research equipment and facilities. This includes directing the activities of the Division of Biological Infrastructure, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior level DBI staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, performs project management oversight for facilities, centers, and other major projects, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.

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