The National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) is seeking candidates for a rotator to serve as Science Advisor focused on assessment and evaluation of research infrastructure programs supporting computing resources and human resources. DBI is interested in an individual to lead the Division efforts to quantify, evaluate, and assess the different ways that DBI’s programmatic investments in research infrastructure such as instrumentation, computing, training, broadening participation, and cyberinfrastructure impact the mission of BIO. It is expected the Science Advisor will use both data-intensive quantitative and qualitative approaches as needed with a focus on data-informed decision making. Candidates for these positions must have a Ph.D. in one of these areas plus at least six years of experience managing or assessing research programs. See below for how to apply to rotator positions in DBI.

The following information should be sent to
(1) A cover letter that includes contact information and a statement describing the candidate’s background that is specifically related to the position that the candidate is applying for. Please also clearly indicate in the email SUBJECT LINE and the position name the candidate is applying for.
(2) A full CV 
Candidates will begin to be considered March 1, 2023 for all positions and will continue until the positions are filled.  For questions prior to applying, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Soranno at
You can learn more about rotator programs at NSF here.

Dr. Bethany Laursen
Assistant Dean, The Graduate School
Michigan State University
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