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Marine Geology & Geophysics Science Assistant Position Announcement (5/19/19)

May 28, 2019

The Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation is looking to hire a Science Assistant for the Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program.  Science Assistants work closely with Program Officers and assist with running the MGG program, support the merit review process for proposals submitted to MGG, help with Program initiatives and strategic planning and interact with the community and other internal parties at NSF. Science Assistants may also participate in other career development assignments including data analysis and report preparation, assisting in site visits, and working with other parts of NSF and/or other government agencies.  This is a two-year, terminal, position open for people with a recent Master’s degree in marine geology or geophysics or other related scientific fields.  Candidates must have completed their Master’s degree prior to starting the position. The position allows the incumbents to develop an understanding of key aspects of the science and engineering enterprise and develop skills that can be valuable to a future professional scientific career.  The start date will be no later than January 1, 2018.

For additional questions regarding the positions, please contact Barbara Ransom ( at 703-292-7792 or Andrea Portier (  If interested, please submit a CV and a letter of interest to Barbara Ransom at the above email.

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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