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ICF is seeking a Technology Generalist to support a new science and engineering innovation program. Your work will contribute to enabling the U.S. to uphold its leadership in innovation in science and engineering, helping to support the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator. NSF is a federal agency that is one of the world’s largest funders of basic research. You will help support the acceleration of data and emerging technologies in an innovation process that has a direct societal impact. Your experience in data science, future of work, quantum, AI, ocean science, and misinformation/disinformation will help support use-inspired research into practice.
This role is based in Alexandria, VA. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF!
Assisting program officers in reviewer identification and recruitment, scientific support on merit review panels, post‐award management, program portfolio analysis, and community outreach
Assist in Program Planning
Assist in Review Management
Assist in Program Management
Assist in Award Management
Assist in Post-Award Oversight
Based on where you best align, you will support the following research initiatives, but rather support the merging of ideas, approaches, and technologies from widely diverse fields of knowledge to stimulate innovation and discovery:
Open Knowledge Networks (Harnessing the Data Revolution)
The Future of Work (Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier)
AI-Driven Data Sharing & Modeling
E-Networked Blue Economy
Trust & Authenticity in Communications Systems
Master’s or Ph.D in NSF‐supported fields (Computer Science is preferred)
10+ years overall experience required
Equivalent experience and/or certifications ARE acceptable in place of the degree (4 years for a BS, 2 years for a MS, 2 years for a PhD)
Project management/proven business acumen in managing complex projects and budgets
Background in use-inspired best practices like human-centered design, user-discovery, and research synthesis; as well as an understanding of transition to practice pathways.
Experience in managing research projects such as on a large research team, or experience providing this kind of support to government funding agencies as a Science and Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor
Familiarity with research, project and program management
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office
Specifically, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
Calendar and schedule management using Outlook
Proficient with agency collaboration tools
Must be able to automate and innovate
Working at ICF
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Arlington, VA (VA31)