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Program Officer in Cognitive Neuroscience

Department:    Behavioral and Cognitive Science
Location:     Washington, District of Columbia. United States
Posted: 2011-10-24 14:04:22
Open from: 2011-10-24 to 2011-11-19
Listing web link: http://
The Cognitive Neuroscience program at the National Science Foundation is seeking a Program Officer for a “rotator” position. The position description has been posted on USAjobs at For people unfamiliar with the NSF Rotator Program, it allows a faculty member or advanced Research Scientist to come to Washington for a year or two and assume the role and responsibilities of a program officer. They are both Program and Review (in NIH terms), run the review meetings ("Panels" at NSF), and make funding decisions. One year is a bit too short to do anything truly innovative, such as start a new program, but with a two-year stint you can have a permanent effect in shaping the field. That is how many people start in science administration. Others go back to their university much better informed about funding opportunities and about how NSF works. Important note: You don't have to 'waste' a sabbatical to do it, as most institutions will allow you to take a leave of absence (the NSF pays your full salary either through your university or as a federal employee, often with a cost-of-living adjustments and a per diem for diem in the DC area, away from your primary residence). You will learn a lot about how the grants process works, and get to enjoy all that Washington has to offer. Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

For more information contact:
Amber Story
Phone: 703-292-7249

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