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Harvard University Research Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55649BRAuto req ID:55649BRJob Code:403127 Financial Associate II Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research AdministratorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Two or more years of work experience in finance, research administration or work in an academic environment.Additional Qualifications and Skills:Bachelors degree preferred. Experience managing sponsored projects or other restricted financial resources in a research/academic environment required. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office and web-based applications. Knowledge of grants management policies and practices, financial forecasting, and reporting. Experience in 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. 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. Familiarity with NIH policies and OMB circulars.Additional Information: This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

    The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:Neurobiology-AdministrationPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:​40 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Finance Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Research Administrator will provide financial and grant administration support to faculty members in the Department of Neurobiology. Specifically, he/she 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. This position will review and produce financial data, providing research and data analysis to present for use in planning and decision making; perform account reconciliations; 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.School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (