Boston, MA, USA
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is committed to providing outstanding departmental management to DFCI faculty engaged in research. The purpose of the Sr. Research Administrator is to provide support to faculty preparing grant applications (Sponsored Research) and managing finances of the faculty portfolio after the award (Finance). Finance includes managing accounts associated with grants, gifts, strategic centers, and other types of funding. This position provides financial information, guidance, analysis and support to faculty. Sponsored Research includes reviewing sponsor eligibility and application requirements and being responsible for the entire award application excluding scientific content. Some positions are more heavily weighted on either Sponsored Research or Finance depending on the scope of the particular position and the needs of the department over time. 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.
The Hematologic Neoplasia Division is one of the largest divisions within the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Division includes 50 faculty, 32 research scientists, and 115 research fellows as part of 23 independent investigator-led laboratory groups. This also includes 30 Faculty within the Disease Centers of Hematologic Malignancies. Physician-scientists and staff primarily study blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and the immune responses required to eradicate blood cancers and other types of tumors. HN faculty are both physician-scientists and basic researchers and are members of the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Due to the pandemic this position will be 100% remote to start. At this time, the duration of this position is expected to be 12-15 months.
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.
Finance (Post- Award)
Upon award, finalizes the budget and works with Grants & Contracts and Research Accounting to get the award set up properly in a timely manner.
Reviews Notice of Award for any budgetary or other restrictions/requirements. Works with faculty to assure understanding of reporting and other requirements of PI.
Reviews budget adjustments, restrictions, required responses with faculty and ensures a timely response to the sponsor.
Manages budget spending to guidelines, monitoring and reviewing allocation of research funds, grant balances and charges, ensuring appropriate use of funds under investigator control, both in terms of sponsor/external regulations and Institute policy. Calculates overhead and fringe benefit charges; purchases equipment; ensures payment of salaries; and generates spreadsheets.
Compiles and analyzes fiscal data; develops updates, disseminates accurate and complete financial information to ensure compliance with all requirements of externally funded programs, performs related duties as assigned.Directs and coaches the work of others on most all grants and funding. Manages all types of grant applications and funding. Works with complete autonomy and directs the work of others. Ability to assess quality of work and people in a strategic sense. Recognized by peers as a leader and motivator. Ability to influence and lead staff at all levels.
Directs and coaches the work of others on most all grants and funding. Manages all types of grant applications and funding. Works with complete autonomy and directs the work of others. Ability to assess quality of work and people in a strategic sense. Recognized by peers as a leader and motivator. Ability to influence and lead staff at all levels.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
8+ years of experience.
Sponsored Research (Pre- Award) experience is preferred but not required. This includes but is not limited to:
Understanding sponsor guidelines and helping investigators adhere to them when
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