From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Monday, May 17, 2021
Chief Scientist (IPA)
Human Research Program
Human Health and Performance Directorate
NASA Johnson Space Center
Full-time for 2 years, potentially renewable
Open & closing dates:
2021-05-17 to 2021-06-01
Serves as the Human Research Program (HRP) Chief Scientist providing science leadership and expertise at the highest level with HRP, including providing scientific guidance and oversight for a broad biomedical research and technology development program directed toward the understanding of the effects of exploration space flight beyond low-Earth orbit on human health and performance.
The Chief Scientist Human Research Program will:
Conditions of Employment:
Candidates must be a recognized subject matter expert with at least 1 year of directly related specialized experienceequivalent to the GS-15 level in:
Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the requiredspecialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement, or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.
Your resume must show relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry. Limit your resume to 10 pages. If more than 10 pages are submitted, only the first 10 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Evaluation Criteria separately not to exceed a total of ten (10) pages. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible. Where applicable, please cite experience directly related to the specialized experience requirements outlined above. Please include your full name on all documents
1. Education Level and Training
2. Technical Excellence and Contributions
b. Technical and Strategic Problem Solving
c. Information Transfer
This position has a positive education requirement. To be eligible, you must clearly state in your resume the following: degree, major and/or minor, and college/university.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications above. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the competencies and evaluation criteria listed above. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your resume and supporting documents may result in your removal from consideration.
You will be assessed on the following competencies:
Partnership & Business Development
Submit your resume (not to exceed 10 pages) including a summary of your specialized experience, evaluation criteria (not to exceed 10 pages), cover letter and other supporting documents describing your interest and qualifications via email to: JSC-HHP-News@mail.nasa.gov
Please use the subject line “HRP Chief Scientist IPA.”
Your application must be received by June 1, 2021.
Note: Individuals eligible for an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment with a federal agency include employees of state and local governments; private and public colleges and universities; Indian Tribal governments; federally funded research and development centers; and qualified non-profit organizations involved in public management organizations where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. With special NASA flexibilities, the initial IPA appointment may be made for up to two years, with possible extensions for up to two additional two-year periods. An employee of a non-Federal organization must be employed by that organization for at least 90 days in a permanent position before entering into an IPA agreement. While on detail, the individual remains an employee of the home institution, as such remains covered under their permanent employer's leave and benefit system. Federal Agencies do not offer permanent positions as a part of IPA assignments. NASA will negotiate funding of the detailee’s salary and benefits with the detailee’s home institution.
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