Contract Administrator

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
21 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2020
Ref
18145
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.\

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOROffice of Sponsored Research (OSP), to work with departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) on basic and standard grants and contracts.  Will act as the primary point of contact for principal investigators (PIs) and their staff for all items related to research and sponsored projects administration including proposal development and submission; standard award setup and management; and award reporting requirements related to sponsor/state/federal requirements and post-award administration.  Will receive, evaluate, and submit proposals for sponsored programs; coordinate the review and submission of budgets and/or grant proposals; work with DLCs on proposal submissions in accordance with MIT sponsor policies; work with PIs on obtaining available institutional data as required by sponsor; act as liaison between MIT and the sponsor; follow up with PI on requirements or IRB, export controls, and other non-financial compliance areas; review sponsors’ program guidelines and solicitations, informing PI of any concerns; terminate and close out awards; monitor preparation of reports; obtain instructions and disposition of overruns; confirm that all required approvals and ethical compliances have been obtained and satisfied prior to grant set up. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ relevant research administration experience; excellent interpersonal, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and accuracy; flexibility; knowledge of federal guidelines and procedures, preferably those of the NIH, NSF, DOD, and NASA; and proficiency with MS Office (including strong Excel skills), databases, and other systems.  Must be able to interact effectively with DLCs, government agencies, and contractors; manage multiple priorities and meet various concurrent deadlines; and work independently and as part of a team.  Kuali Coeus experience a plus. Job #18145-8

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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