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Announcement Number PHY-2014-0009 Promotion Potential AD-04
Position Title Physical Scientist (Program Director) Hiring Agency NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Open Period 02/28/2014 - 05/02/2014 Duty Locations FEW Vacancies in Arlington, VA, US
Series/Grade AD - 1301 04 For More Info Ashante Johnson
Salary $106263.00 - $165596.00

Who May Apply
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

Job Status

Security Clearance Required:


Duration Appointment This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE or as a Fed Temp Appointment.

Marketing Statement

NSF is on the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, the agency also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

NSF ensures that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training future scientists and engineers.

We are also at the forefront of federal business and operations best practices, ensuring accountability and efficacy of the work we do.
More about NSF.

"Monster/Hiring Management will be unavailable/offline on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and Sunday, April 27, 2014. You will not be able to apply for this job announcement during this time, therefore the closing date is extended to Friday, May 2, 2014."

Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement PHY-2014-0006.

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

NSF is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director for the Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics and Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology program within the Division of Physics (PHY), Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS).

The Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics program encompasses different theoretical tools for understanding the interaction of elementary particles at different energy scales. These include String Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Lattice Field Theory, Effective Field Theories, and Phenomenology. The Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology program supports proposals that primarily are involved with theoretical particle astrophysics and big-bang cosmology as well as more speculative string theory inspired cosmologies.

For more information about PHY and its programs, please visit:

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Authorized: Yes

Relocation expenses MAY be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.

Key Requirements

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

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