Senior Research Administrator - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 16204
Our mission is to improve global health by using molecular genetics and innovation to address fundamental and medically related problems in microbiology. Training is a core tenet of our approach, and our students, postdocs, and staff are key drivers of our scientific impact. We are committed to fostering a diverse scientific community and aim to improve our core values by promoting inclusivity, diversity, and antiracism. Our department was founded with community building, mentorship, and collaboration as central values, and we continue to prioritize this culture in our department. We believe that fostering an environment that welcomes a diversity of perspectives will lead to more innovative and impactful science.
What You'll Do
Under limited supervision, responsible for administering varied portfolio including most complex sponsored awards. Utilizing extensive research administration knowledge, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage postaward compliance activities. Consults with faculty and staff in interpreting intricate sponsor rules and regulations, may mentor junior level research administration staff and assists faculty and staff in navigating new research administration tools and systems, identifying, proposing solutions and working toward resolutions related to complex pre/post-award matters.
What We're Looking For
5-7 years of related experience.
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs.
Understanding of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance.
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet.
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) or ability to learn these and other applicable systems.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Travel between Tufts' three campuses may be required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.