The purpose of this announcement is to inform you of DOE management’s intent to fill an Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/Computer Scientist GS-1301/1550-15 position in the Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Computational Science Research and Partnerships Division located in Germantown, MD. The selected program manager will manage portfolios of computer science and networking projects that address the increasingly diverse and complex future high end computing environments. The recruitment will accept applications through two announcements posted on USAJOBS.
The two announcements will be used to collect applications from both internal and external candidates for a permanent position. You must submit your application, including a resume, a complete list of your peer-reviewed publications, and any other required documents identified in the announcements, through USAJOBS to be considered for this position. Your application should describe how your experience demonstrates that you meet the requirements for a GS-15 position and should show that you possess the knowledge and abilities in physical, computational, and mathematical sciences required to successfully perform the duties of these positions. Management will consider applications submitted no later than 08/01/2022.
Anyone applying to these positions needs to be aware that, if selected, you will be placed on a new permanent appointment in the Civil Service. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
Duties: The program manager will:
Manage portfolios in computer science and networking research programs in the Computational Science Research and Partnerships Division of ASCR
Determine scientific focus and direction of the research programs, prepare calls for proposals, organize independent peer reviews, recommend funding allocations, organize Principal Investigator meetings, serve as a liaison on committees, and assess scientific progress of the programs.
Examine and ascertain the pioneering research needs and opportunities of the research program against scientific and technological advances in next generation networking research including quantum communications and advanced wireless communications such as 6G and related Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, workflows, and cybersecurity systems; and will conceive, justify, plan, initiate, manage, and coordinate programs to those needs.
Lead the development of research in computer science and networking, that stimulates interest in greater participation and collaboration in these fields and will act as a subject matter expert across ASCR and SC.
The mission of ASCR, is to deliver forefront computational and networking capabilities to scientists nationwide that will enable them to extend the frontiers of science, which is accomplished through discovery, development, and deployment of the computational and networking tools in applied mathematics, computer science, and high-performance networks, to enable the analysis, modeling, simulation, and prediction of complex physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, important to the accomplishment of DOE missions.
The Computational Science Research and Partnerships Division is responsible for funding and administering fundamental research programs in applied mathematics, computer science, and advanced scientific computing software tools; and computational partnerships with other SC offices and with other DOE elements that utilize peta- to exa-scale computing resources for modeling and simulating complex scientific and engineering problems across the entire civilian scope of the Department. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Division assigns to individual program managers broad responsibility for areas in applied mathematics and computer science, as well as computational partnerships which can crosscut several areas of responsibility.
In addition to having recognized expertise in physical, computational, and mathematical sciences, each applicant should possess knowledge and understanding of next-generation computing architectures and technologies such as quantum communications and advanced wireless approaches as they may be applied to analyzing and solving scientific problems. Additional areas of experience may include: determining the scientific focus and direction of a scientific research program, for instance, preparation of calls for proposals, organization of independent peer reviews, recommendations for funding allocations, monitoring and assessment of scientific program progress, and the review and recommendation of funding decisions for research proposals; managing scientific research including the development of requests for funding within an organization and the management of budgets and staffing for research project(s); and communicating information effectively both orally and in writing such as presentation of strategies, advisory opinions and recommendations to managers, supervisors, and to varied audiences in formal and informal settings.
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