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NSF offers its employees a very attractive salary and benefits package, as well as a rich working environment.

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View a 2-minute video overview of NSF's mission and focus.


Search for NSF Vacancy Announcements on USAJOBS.

For more information about applying for NSF jobs online, see:

Additional career opportunities with the federal government can be found at USAJOBS.gov.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs scientists, engineers, and educators on rotational assignment from academia, industry, or other eligible organizations to further the agency's mission of supporting our entire spectrum of science and engineering research and education.  The most frequently used programs are the Visiting Scientist, Engineer, and Educator (VSEE) Program and the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Program.  Both the VSEE and IPA Programs strengthen NSF's ties with the research community and provide the talent and resources that are critical to meeting NSF's mission.

For more information, visit the NSF Rotators Positions web site.

National Science Foundation is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) LogoThe National Science Foundation is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Dual career couples, particularly in the research or higher education community, may find assistance with this service. Please go to www.midatlanticherc.org (NOTE: This resource is not affiliated with NSF or the Federal government.)


The following types of positions are available at NSF:


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