Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, Vice President for Research (VPR)-Office of Research Development, to lead and coordinate the activities and communications necessary for developing multi-investigator and multi-institutional proposals supporting large research initiatives, management of campus limited submission and other funding opportunity competitions, and ODR communications and training; and assist the director of research development. Responsibilities include working closely with principal investigators and executive directors to identify project needs and budget-related costs, providing input and drafting non-scientific sections of proposals (e.g., budgets; management/evaluation/data sharing plans, etc.); collaborating on evaluating solicitation requirements; preparing solicitation and internal competition announcements; drafting and coordinating letters of support on behalf of nominees; submitting nominations/applications on VPR’s behalf; and providing advice on effective management of solicitation process.
REQUIRED: B.A./B.S.; five years’ work experience in a research development, proposal preparation, and research administration role, preferably within a university/academic health center/medical school; experience--at the administrative level--in pre- and post-award sponsored research administration; excellent problem-solving and project-management skills; working knowledge of federal policies/regulations related to sponsored project administration; advanced-level computer proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro; self-motivation; and attention to detail. Must be able to write and assemble successful funding applications to government agencies/private foundations/industry; learn and implement changing technology related to grants and contracts management; organize and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and meet deadlines; and work independently in a fast-paced environment. PREFERRED: research development experience at a major research institution; experience managing the pre- and post-award grants and contract activities for a department/lab/center; experience developing large, complex proposals submissions; knowledge of Kuali Coeus or similar research administration system; and familiarity with Wrike or similar project management software. Job #18026-10
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