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Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Station Manager, Antarctica)


November 10, 2021

The NSF Office of Polar Programs is searching for searching for a McMurdo Station Manager to provide on-site day-to-day oversight of the operation of supporting infrastructure and facilities in Antarctica. 

The selected candidate will be responsible for the execution of the annual program plan as well as oversee decisions impacting the execution of programs at McMurdo Station, South Pole Station, and inland field locations. 

The Station Manager will ensure that the operation is responsive to Program functions that include:

  • Science support
  • Safety and health
  • Logistics
  • Information technology development
  • Facilities
  • Engineering
  • Construction 

The incumbent will work with a diverse group composed of full-time program managers, Department of Defense liaison officers, contract personnel, and support staff.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, visit USAJobs.

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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