Harvard University Research Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auto req ID 42181BR

Business Title Research Administrator

School/Unit Harvard Medical School

Sub-Unit ------------

Location USA - MA - Boston

Job Function Finance


Time Status Full-time

Schedule Monday-Friday, 40 hrs/wk

Department Neurobiology

Salary Grade 055

Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities The Research Administrator will provide financial and grant administration support to faculty members in the Department of Neurobiology. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for pre- and post-award management of sponsored and internal funding including grant/contract proposal preparation, budget development, monitor of expenses to ensure appropriate allocation, interpret/administer/ensure compliance with university and sponsored research fiscal policies; provide financial administrative support for core facilities. This position will review and produce financial data, providing research and data analysis to present for use in planning and decision making; perform account reconciliation; coordination of timely effort reporting; administer payroll adjustments; prepare financial reporting of funds; act as liaison to external sponsors and internal administrative units; other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications Two or more years of experience in research administration, finance or related work in an academic research environment.

Additional Qualifications Bachelor’s degree preferred. Prior experience at Harvard is helpful. The successful candidate will have experience managing sponsored projects or other restricted financial resources in a research/academic environment; excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office and web-based applications; good organizational skills and the ability to plan and act independently on projects with minimal supervision, creating and meeting deadlines; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; comprehensive analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; knowledge of cost accounting principles and practices; experience implementing policies and procedures; ability to monitor and apply regulations related to research grants and other awards; ability to manage multiple projects in varying stages of development under time pressure. Current knowledge of grants management policies and practices, financial forecasting and reporting and familiarity with NIH policies and OMB circulars is desired.

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