The Chemical Sciences Division of the Army Research Office (ARO) in Research Triangle Park, NC, is actively looking to fill a position of program manager to lead an innovative, high pay-off, basic research program in the area of environmental chemistry. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in Chemistry with educational training and/or experience in conducting research in the areas primarily related to: environmental chemistry, fate and transport, and environmental forensics. Program management experience in these areas is desired, but not essential. The duties involve identification of new scientific opportunities (focus areas) for basic research investments, formulation of research programs based on the focus areas, management of the programs primarily through grants/contracts to the extramural research community (e.g. Universities) and transition of that knowledge to the Army. The research breakthroughs derived from the program would ultimately lead to the development of critical new technologies and capabilities to empower future U.S. Army soldiers. The program manager will be expected to maintain on-going awareness of recent developments in the field of environmental chemistry as well as, conduct workshops and studies to identify new emerging opportunities for future investments.
Minimum qualifications are based on federal qualification standards for GS 12 through 15 (1320 Chemist job series) available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
The applicant selected must consent to background investigation for security clearance (up to Secret) and confidential financial disclosure. Duties of the position require some travel.
This is a full time position, appointed for an initial term of up to 6 years (with potential for renewal).
Further information about ARO and the Army's extramural research focus can be found at https://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=29
Salary: $76,015- $163,335 (GS 12, step 1 through GS 15, step 10 equivalent) as determined by qualifications and experience. Department of the Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This employment opportunity will remain open for 30 days. Potential candidates will be invited to the Research Triangle Park to deliver a seminar and appear for a panel interview.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume and any supporting documentation to email@example.com
Use this in the subject line of your email: PROGRAM MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
Applicants must submit the following information:
a. Full Name
b. CV/resume, including a list of publications and presentations
c. Status of U.S. citizenship (U .S. citizenship required)
d. Dates of employment (Month and Year) for each work experience listed that qualifies you for the position.
e. Education (Degree Type; Major field/Discipline; institution, and year granted)
f. Contact information (email address and telephone number)
g. Names of three references (must include name, position, email, and telephone contact information)
h. (optional) cover letter, one page maximum
DO NOT INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH, OR PERSONAL ADDRESS ON YOUR RESUME.
Point of Contact is Wanda Wilson, Army Research Office
Administrative Officer at (919) 549-4296, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: Salary determined by qualifications and experience. Department of the Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Army Research Office
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office (ARO) mission is to serve as the Army's principal extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; developing and exploiting innovative advances to insure the Nation's technological superiority. Basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry are competitively selected and funded. ARO's research mission represents the most long-range Army view for changes in its technology. ARO priorities fully integrate Army-wide, long-range planning for research, development, and acquisition. ARO executes its mission through conduct of an aggressive basic science research program on behalf of the Army so that cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the general store of scientific knowledge will be optimally used to develop and improve weapons systems that establish land force dominance. The ARO research program consists principally of extramural academic research efforts consisting of single investigator efforts, university-affiliated research centers, and specially tailored outreach programs. Each approach has its own objectives and set of ad...vantages. Programs are formulated in consultation with the Army Research Laboratory Directorates; the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Research, Development and Engineering Centers; the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; the Army Corps of Engineers; and the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The programs are also jointly coordinated and planned through the Defense Science and Technology Reliance process under the Basic Research Panel.