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.
The Department of Cancer Biology is seeking a highly experienced Senior Research Administrator (RA) to provide sponsored research management for our research laboratories. We are seeking candidates who share our commitment to support our faculty and staff through all aspects of sponsored research and who wish to join a strong departmental team in the Cancer Biology Business Office. This position shares responsibility for all pre- and post-award sponsored research activities within the Department. Pre-award activities include working directly with faculty, staff, and fellows to identify potential sponsored research opportunities, planning meetings with the investigator(s), reviewing application instructions and eligibility guidelines, developing administrative materials in coordination with the appropriate financial and administrative department staff, as well as reviewing all aspects of the application for format and compliance with sponsor directives. Post-award activities include assistance with progress reporting, closeout, and compliance with sponsor agency guidelines, as well as troubleshooting issues that arise over the course of an award. Day-to-day financial management of awards is not a primary responsibility of this position but may be involved. Other responsibilities include liaising with the investigator and central Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) departments, including Grants and Contracts and other offices within Research Administration and Research Finance, and the Division of Philanthropy, to coordinate Institute approvals and compliance documentation as well as ensure Department applications and post-award practices fulfill all appropriate guidelines.
The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment while also being a strong independent worker. This position, along with the Research Administrator financial staff, will ensure compliance with sponsor and Institute guidelines. The ideal candidate will be able to foster professional and supportive working relationships within the Cancer Biology Business Office and with faculty and colleagues throughout the Institute. In addition to the grant management responsibilities described, the position will also be expected to participate in special projects within the department as they arise.
Sponsored Research (Pre-Award and Non-financial Post-Award):
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
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.