Job Summary The Precision Vaccines Program (PVP) at Boston Children's Hospital, is an academic research program employing multi-disciplinary approaches to discover and develop next generation vaccines tailored to vulnerable populations. Our basic and translational research advances novel vaccines and therapeutics for diseases that especially affect vulnerable populations such as infants, older adults, those with comorbidities and the immunocompromised.
The PVP team is composed of experts in administration, vaccinology, clinical trials, immunology, molecular biology, data management, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. We foster international collaboration among academia, government and industry to advance translation and achieve our mission.
The Senior Research Administrator will be responsible for:
Under the general direction of the Manager/Director, this individual contributor provides overall management of a Department/Division/Program/PI research portfolio in partnership with Principal Investigators to ensure compliance and successful completion of research activities.
Independently performs complex pre-award and post-award functions for all federal and/or state grant funds, private foundation grants, subcontracts, discretionary and endowment funds, and/or any other sponsored funds.
May participate in strategic planning for Department/Division/Program.
Acts as a consultant to and advisor of Principal Investigators regarding proposal and budget preparation, interpretation of sponsor guidelines and regulations, and problem resolution.
Manages and oversees the grant application process, ensuring overall compliance and timely submission.
Establishes departmental policies, systems and procedures to monitor research purchases and day-to-day spending.
Performs financial analysis on grants including but not limited to forecasting and communicating results to Principal Investigators.
May oversee departmental administration of effort reporting and ensures timely submission of completed effort reports.
Collaborates with Department Administrator and appropriate Boston Children's central administrative offices to represent the needs of the Research Faculty.
This position has signature authority on restricted funds.
May involve training and/or mentoring less experienced Research Administrators.
Requirements and Preferred Skills:
A Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of research administrative experience are required. An ideal candidate will have 5 or more years and a master's degree or post-bachelor certification in management, business, finance, or research administration.
An ideal candidate will have experience submitting and managing large consortium awards involving multiple domestic and foreign sites and clinical trials with minimal supervision. PVP awards include, but are not limited to, U19s, P01s, cost-reimbursement federal contracts averaging $2 million total costs per year, and industry sponsored contracts.
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated understanding of federal cost allocation principles in order to ensure the proper stewardship of sponsored funds.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively resolve issues and mediate fair solutions.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications.
Ability to seek out answers from the appropriate federal compliance and regulatory resource(s), grant publication, and/or the hospital technical expert(s).
While there will be some in-person presence fosters group cohesion, the position can be largely remote.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best. *LI #CB
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