Description The Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology is a successful Basic Science research department with teaching responsibilities in both the Medical and Dental Schools. The department is also the home of the Sackler graduate program in Molecular Microbiology. The faculty in MBM is united by a common interest in the biology of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) and the effects of microbes on human and animal hosts. The microbial pathogens program studies microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, with emphasis on rigorous analysis of these pathogens and the immune responses that restrict them. Program investigators direct detailed studies of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and eukaryotic parasites. Research topics include structural analysis of virus entry, viral evolution, viral oncogenes, intracellular bacterial pathogens, microorganisms that cause diarrhea and pneumonia, intracellular signaling, pathogen adhesion, genetic determinants involved in susceptibility to infection, vaccine development and identification of novel antimicrobial agent. Responsible for administering varied portfolio including most complex sponsored awards. Utilizing extensive research administration knowledge, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post- award compliance activities. Consults with faculty and staff in interpreting intricate sponsor rules and regulations, may mentor junior level research administration staff and assists faculty and staff in navigating new research administration tools and systems, identifying, proposing solutions and working toward resolutions related to complex pre/post-award matters.
Organization: Microbiology-Basic Sci/Medical
Employee Status: Regular
Qualifications Basic Requirements:
The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
5+ years of research administration experience.
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs.
Knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance.
Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.
Excellent prioritization skills, strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with tight, concurrent deadlines and with frequent interruptions.
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet.
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) and experience with enterprise research administration systems. Preferred Qualifications:
Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).
Experience with Kuali Coeus. Special Work Schedule Requirements: May work with and be exposed to hazardous chemicals and materials, human/animal tissue and fluids. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.