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The Office of Inspector General of the National Science Foundation is considering hiring scientific and engineering staff, scientific and investigative attorneys, and audit advisors. The NSF OIG investigates all allegations of wrongdoing under NSF awards, including allegations of criminal and civil fraud and misconduct in science. Applicants with a science background would be more involved in investigations of misconduct in science, which includes plagiarism and the falsification of fabrication of research data. The NSF OIG also oversees the expenditure of NSF funds, both within NSF and under NSF awards to outside entities.

Applicants for scientific and engineering staff should have a graduate degree in science or engineering (a Ph.D. is highly desirable), should be familiar with the research and education communities that NSF serves, and should be interested in working to uphold those communities' ethical standards. Applicants for the other positions should have a law degree and/or a graduate degree or substantial experience in criminal justice, forensic science, business administration, finance, or a scientific field. The salary for these positions will depend on the applicant's training and experience.

NSF is an independent agency of the federal government, established in 1950 to promote and advance scientific progress by sponsoring scientific and engineering research and education.


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