Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions, Project Manager
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.
INSTITUTE FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS (IAIFI) PROJECT MANAGER, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to join a sponsored research program aimed at advancing physics knowledge and galvanizing AI research innovation. The IAIFI involves twenty-seven senior investigators and many junior researchers at MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts. Will support IAIFI's MIT faculty director Professor Jesse Thaler and deputy director Professor Mike Williams and be responsible for project implementation, coordinating financial planning, report preparation, and working closely with and advising faculty leadership on the progress of the project within established timelines. Responsibilities include coordinating and planning all day-to-day non-research activities; serving as an administrative point-of-contact; developing and implementing project plans; establishing program budgets, monitoring and reconciling accounts, and resolving any issues; financial analysis and oversight of program expenses; gathering financial data and organizing and tracking against budgeted amounts; drafting written progress reports to external funding agencies; assisting with developing research proposal budgets; managing the annual IAIFI postdoctoral fellows application and onboarding process; collaborating on the design, development, and coordination of the annual Ph.D. summer school and other workshops and meetings; coordinating IAIFI efforts in education, workforce development, and broadening participation; creating and delivering presentations; and other duties as needed.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree, preferably in physics, computer science, or related field; at least three years’ administration, operations, and/or project/program management experience; expertise relating effectively with faculty and managing relationships with senior executives in a large institutional environment; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
PREFERRED: Ph.D. and/or industry experience in physics, computer science, or related field; and MIT experience. Job #19026