The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is committed to providing outstanding departmental management to DFCI faculty engaged in research. We are looking for an experienced Research Administrator to join our Radiation Oncology department.
The purpose of the Pre-Award Research Administrator is to provide support to faculty preparing grant applications (Sponsored Research). Sponsored Research includes reviewing sponsor eligibility and application requirements and being responsible for the entire award application excluding scientific content. While this is a Sponsored Research position, over time this could change depending on the needs of the department. In addition to the grant management responsibilities described, the position may include special projects either within the department or across departments, supervising junior staff, training, and mentoring.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Sponsored Research (Pre- Award)
Develops budgets and budget justifications for award proposals.
Proactively works with faculty and/or professional staff to identify funding opportunities and prepare applications for grants in compliance with sponsor guidelines and Institute standards for excellence and timeliness.
Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of entire proposal (excluding scientific content) for accuracy, presentation, and compliance. This includes but is not limited to all administrative pages, narratives for non-scientific areas of the grant (e.g. data sharing plan, resource sharing plan, human subjects, vertebrate animals, etc.), and appendices
Responsible for oversight of grant submittal process, including monitoring the application review process and submitting supplemental information. Works with faculty to review summary sheets and plan responses/revised applications, if applicable, and complete any JIT or program requests.
Assists with all progress reports and ensures compliance and responsiveness with sponsor guidelines and requests.
Bachelor???s degree required and 5-8 years of experience.?? Knowledgeable in assigned area as well as other related areas and seen as a resource for faculty and staff.?? Works in a matrixed environment.?? Ability to assist others in identifying problems and suggesting appropriate action.
Sponsored Research (Pre- Award) experience is highly preferred. This includes but is not limited to:
Understanding sponsor guidelines and helping investigators adhere to them when applying for grants.
Ensuring that all parts of the grant (excluding scientific content) are correct prior to submission.
General accounting or grants accounting experience preferred but not required. This includes but is not limited to:
Expense tracking and budgeting
Maintains professional demeanor at all times.
Attention to detail.
Ability to work within a team environment.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
General computer skills include working with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook. PeopleSoft experience is a plus.
Ability to proactively set priorities and multi-task.
Meets high service excellence standards.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.