Description The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of grants and contracts; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research and teaching and the use of biohazardous agents and recombinant DNA; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship, and for working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and, in cooperation with the Vice President for Finance, satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research, and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR staff also work closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. The OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) within the OVPR provides central pre-award and non-fiscal post-award services. This entry level research administration position supports both ORA and the research community at Tufts. The research administration coordinator will perform functions related to proposal review and submission, as well as electronic recordkeeping and paperwork distribution. Mentored review of proposals and awards may also be part of the duties.
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular
Qualifications Basic Requirements: Associate's degree or equivalent experience. 1- 3 years of business, finance or research related experience. Demonstrated organizational skills with detail orientation and prioritization skills. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with concurrent deadlines and frequent interruptions. Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet, with ability to learn electronic systems. Motivated, self-starter. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with experience in research administration for 1 year or more. Special Work Schedule Requirements: Potential necessity for working evenings/weekends near deadlines. Travel between campuses is periodically required. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.