Research Administrator II - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
January 13, 2018
Research Administrator II - Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine - (18001026)
The Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology is a successful Basic Science research department with teaching responsibilities in both the Medical and Dental Schools. The department is also the home of the Sackler graduate program in Molecular Microbiology.
The faculty in MBM is united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them.
Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development and identification of novel antimicrobial agents.
The Research Administrator II is responsible for administering portfolio of broad and moderately complex sponsored awards. Utilizing considerable knowledge of research administration and academic area, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Serves as resource to junior level research administration staff. May assist school management with other assigned program operation functions.
The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
3 – 5 years of research administration experience.
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs.
Knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance.
Demonstrated organizational skills with detail orientation.
Excellent prioritization skills, strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with tight, concurrent deadlines and with frequent interruptions.
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet.
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) and experience with enterprise research administration systems.
Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator 9CFRA).
Experience with Kuali Coeus.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Travel between Tufts' three campuses may be required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.