U.S. Army Research Office

The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) is seeking scientists and engineers in many
different disciplines who are creative, technically superior and have the ability to contribute
as individuals and as members of a cutting-edge team. To this end, we are committed to
pursuing candidates of all backgrounds to fill these needs. We believe that diversity
enriches our employees, our Laboratory, our community, and our nation.
Our strategy for valuing diversity at ARO includes energizing our recruitment efforts
to tap the enormous resources available at Historically Black Colleges and
Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCUs/Mls), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSls),
American Indian/Tribal Colleges, and institutions with a significant population of female
graduates.

JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMIST, ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC

 

The Chemical Sciences Division of the Army Research Office (ARO) in Research Triangle Park, NC, is actively looking to fill a position of the program manager to lead an innovative, high payoff, 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
usarmy.rtp.rdecom-aro.mbx.aropmjobs@mail.mil

 

Use this in the subject line of your email:

PROGRAM MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

 

Applicants must submit the following information:

  1. a. Full Name
  2. b. CV/resume, including a list of publications and presentations
  3. Status of U.S. citizenship (U .S. citizenship required)
  4. d. Dates of employment (Month and Year) for each work experience listed that qualifies you for the position.
  5. e. Education (Degree Type; Major field/Discipline; institution, and year granted)
  6. f. Contact information (email address and telephone number)
  7. g. Names of three references (must include name, position, email, and telephone

contact information)

  1. 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 wanda.e.wilson.civ@mail.mil

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