Contract Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
27 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Administration
Department: Office of Sponsored Programs
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

GRANT/CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOROffice Of Sponsored Programs (OSP) (multiple openings), to be responsible for the administration of sponsored projects supporting research, educational, and other non-research activities, including proposal review, grant and contract negotiations, and post-award administration. Will terminate and close out awards; monitor preparation of reports on property, patents, expenditures, and the like; obtain instructions and disposition of overruns, etc.; and advise and consult--along with appropriate Institute personnel--on the preparation of proposals, budgets, cost sharing, and faculty effort.  Will also consult with and advise faculty and principal investigators, research administrators, department heads, and laboratory and center directors on all matters relating to sponsored programs; attend local and regional meetings of professional research administrators and keep abreast of changes in sponsor requirements and legislation affecting sponsored programs; and perform other duties as assigned, including working on special projects or serving on working groups or committees. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree in business administration or related field, strong customer service skills, detail orientation, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.  At least four years of experience in one or more aspects of sponsored program administration or financial management is preferred. Job 16973-P  


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