GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is one of the most dynamic hubs of genomics research in the world. The CGM is a large cross-departmental research Center that is focused on solving the genetic causes of human disease. Our community includes almost 50 Harvard and MGH faculty and more than 400 affiliated genomics researchers, and the CGM is a major docking point for faculty and scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. We are seeking a new Senior Grant Administrator to join our team and occupy a critical role in the financial management of the scientific portfolio of the CGM, and to support the overall CGM mission and activities.
The Senior Grant Administrator position will work under the general direction of the Finance Director of the CGM. The candidate will engage with the center’s Principal Investigators (PI) to develop grant submissions, manage financial transactions, perform budget forecasting, monitor fund statements, resolve accounting issues, and function as a liaison to grantor agencies and subcontracting institutions. The Grant Administrator will be partnered with specific PIs in the CGM and become acquainted with their teams and overall grant-related activities.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Grant Administrator’s duties include:
- Identifying and preventing projected overruns.
- Make recommendations and participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the fiscal aspects of research.
- Identify and interpret cost-sharing opportunities.
- Identify, propose, and implement creative solutions to potential fiscal issues.
- Implements systems to monitor and analyze all aspects of grant management.
- Organize and help manage a process of communication and collaboration with grant funding institutions & industry that establishes effective cooperation among government, academia, and the private sector.
- Ensures proposal compliance with hospital and grantor policies and procedures, as well as those of sub-contracting institutions.
- Participate in department, hospital, and/or system-wide groups and task forces as requested and appropriate.
- Attends MGH, regional and local research management meetings.
- Provides assistance to the PIs in the area of budgeting control (i.e. clinical trial funding and sundry gift funding).
- Represents the CGM as a “grant management expert” on hospital committees, external meetings and symposiums.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Must posses excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
- Must be able to work independently, exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality. Self-directed learner who can work with a high degree of independence
- Time management skills are essential.
- Must demonstrate strong project management skills with the ability to manage cross-functional deliverables and timelines successfully.
- Exceptional communication, oral and written skills
- Enthusiastic and focused on creating community within various groups
- Excellent team player, proven ability to influence, lead, and collaborate
- Creative and resourceful; idea-grabber and project management expertise
- Data and very detail oriented; finds patterns and leverages various project management techniques to do so.
- Ability to handle sensitive matters discreetly and to ensure confidentiality
- Exceptional computer skills (including operating systems, Internet, spreadsheets, and other office management systems)
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Master’s degree preferred
- 5+ years of relevant financial and/or administrative experience required.
- Relevant experience in an academic medical center is a plus but not required
Administrative office in research environment. Hybrid working models are possible.