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Updated: November 17, 2016


Open period: Dear Colleague Letter posted November 15, 2016. Open until closed.

The Directorate for Biological Sciences announces a nationwide search for Program Directors to serve on a rotating (temporary) basis in the following Divisions:

  • Biological Infrastructure (DBI): DBI empowers biological discovery by supporting the development and enhancement of biological resources, human capital, and centers. These investments underpin advances in all areas of biological research.
  • Environmental Biology (DEB): DEB supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems.
  • Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): IOS supports research aimed at improving our understanding of organisms as integrated units of biological organization.
  • Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB): MCB supports fundamental research and related activities designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels.

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Open Period: February 16, 2016 to March 15, 2016 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Program Director
Division: Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)
Job Announcement: IOS-2016-0007
Status: Full-time – Permanent


Open Period: February 17, 2016 to March 2, 2016 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Operations Specialist
Division: Environmental Biology (DEB)
Job Announcement: DEB-2016-0001
Status: Full-time – Permanent


Open Period: December 28, 2015 to January 27, 2016 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)
Division: Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)
Job Announcement: IOS-2016-0003
Status: Full-time – Permanent


Open Period: November 12, 2015 to November 27, 2015 [CLOSED] 
Job Title: Management and Program Analyst
Division: Office of the Assistant Director (OAD)
Job Announcement: BIO-2016-0002
Status: Full-time – Permanent


Open Period: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Monday, June 15, 2015 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Science Advisor (Office of the Assistant Director)
Division: N/A – Office of the Assistant Director
Job Announcement: BIO-2015-0020
Status: Full-time – This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment


Open Period: Monday, May 11, 2015 to Monday, June 8, 2015 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Biological Science Administrator (Program Director) – Multiple
Division: Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) – the Cellular Dynamics and Function, Genetic Mechanisms, and Systems and Synthetic Biology clusters
Job Announcement: MCB-2015-0003
Status: Full-time – Permanent


Open Period: Monday, April 6, 2015 to Monday, May 18, 2015 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)
Division: Environmental Biology (DEB)
Job Announcement: DEB-2015-0006
Status: Full-time – Permanent


Open Period: March 7, 2015 to April 29, 2015 [CLOSED]
Job Title: Biological Science Administrator (Program Director)
Division: Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB)
Job Announcement: MCB-2015-0002
Status: Full-time – Permanent