Job Opportuntity

May 25th, 2005

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The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate is seeking an exceptional person with strong scientific expertise and an interest in applying science in the policy arena. A Program Officer (sometimes called Study Director) is responsible for all aspects of implementation of the Board’s work–designing studies, working with agencies and committees of experts, analyzing complex issues, and preparing reports. The National Academies is a dynamic work environment with a staff of more than 1000 people who address all the issues in today’s headlines and more, from stem cell research to alternative energy sources to climate change.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent knowledge is preferred, but Master’s degree or equivalent knowledge with 3 years of related experience will be considered. Requires ability to review and analyze scientific literature; good organization, interpersonal, and leadership skills; and ability to work productively in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communications skills are essential. Background in a variety of fields within the areas of atmospheric sciences, meteorology, and climate will be considered. The job is located in Washington, D.C. Some travel is required.

• Plan, develop, and direct technical and policy studies related to a diversity of scientific issues in the atmospheric sciences, meteorology, and climate.
• Manage the study process, including organizing meetings of scientific experts; gathering and analyzing information for projects; guiding committee selection process and evolution of committee reports; and keeping projects on time and within budgets.
• Effectively express complex technical and policy information in various written forms, including status reports, project summaries, and detailed committee reports.
• Guide reports through review, publication, and dissemination.
• Interact with agency personnel, policy makers, and senior scientists.
• Assist in preparation of prospectuses and proposals and work on special projects.
• Supervise the work of support staff.

For more information, visit . To apply, send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Chris Elfring, Director, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate at . Send a copy of your application to Rob Carlucci, Office of Human Resources, at . Please include the job number (050058-5) on your application. No phone calls, please. Applications desired by June 30, 2005. The National Academies is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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