The Physics 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 quantum optics. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in Physics with educational training and/or experience in conducting research in the areas primarily related to quantum optics. 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 quantum optics, 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 (1310 Physicist job series) available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/physics-series-1310/
The applicant selected must consent to background investigation for security clearance (up to Secret); U.S. citizenship required.
This position requires you to submit a confidential financial disclosure upon entry, and annually thereafter.
Duties of the position require some travel (25% of the time or more).
Further information about ARO and the Army's extramural research focus can be found at:
This is a full time position, appointed for an initial term of up to 6 years (with potential for renewal).
This employment opportunity will remain open for 30 days. Potential candidates will be invited to the Research Triangle Park to deliver a research seminar and appear for a panel interview.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your resume and any supporting documentation to
Use this in the subject line of your email:
PROGRAM MANAGER, PHYSICS
Applicants must submit the following information:
a. Full Name
b. CV/resume, including a list of publications and presentations.
c. Dates of employment (Month and Year) for each work experience listed that qualifies you for the position.
d. Education (Degree Type; Major field/Discipline; institution, and year granted)
e. Contact information (email address and telephone number)
f. Names of three references (must include name, position, email, and telephone
g. (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: $76,015- $163,35 $77,382-$166,273 (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.
About US Army Research Office
With a total workforce of about 4,000, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), The Army Research Office's parent organization, hires civilian, military and contractor employees for careers in a variety of occupations at ARL locations across the United States. ARL focuses its efforts on scientific discovery, innovation, and transition of technological developments in the areas of computational and information sciences; human sciences; materials research; sciences for lethality and protection; sciences for maneuver; assessment and analysis; and extramural basic research. From biologists to statisticians, ARL is looking for talented and dedicated employees. ARL offers Federal health and dental, work-life, time off programs, and retirement benefits.
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