Grant Assistant

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Grant Assistant

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    Grant Assistant
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Our client located in Cambridge, Ma is looking for a Grants Assistant to join their team on a Direct Hire Basis. This positions offers Full Benefits and a Pension. Looking for 1+ year of experience. 


  • This role is the  Biological Engineering division within the college
  • Manage grant money and distribute to the proper professors
  • Provide complex, diverse fiscal management and administration services for a senior faculty member and his interdisciplinary lab with a diverse sponsor base.  
  • Responsibilities include overseeing and managing approximately $4M in research funds per year; serving as a primary information and operations resource for the PI and lab in post-award grants administration
  • Providing financial, budgeting, and forecasting support;
  • Preparing monthly financial reports to federal sponsors;
  • Preparing and analyzing internal computerized reports; assisting with preparation of pre-award documents; and assisting with other aspects of laboratory administration and financial management.  
  • Can expect to interact with the BE’s financial team, communicate across many levels of the Institute, and act as a liaison and resource for the PI’s laboratory personnel.

Job Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in finance/accounting or related area in a complex research/administrative environment
  • Grants administration/management experience in an academic research environment, particularly research proposal processing and post-award administration
  • Ability to structure and manage complex budgets
  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; initiative
  • Ability to implement and/or improve established financial processes and collaborate with faculty, contractors, departmental and research staff, and students
  • Receptivity to learning new business methods and computational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines despite frequent interruptions
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Proficiency with MS Office.  Familiarity with Atlas, SAPgui, Concur, Kuali Coeus is highly desirable.
  • Experience as an EHS safety representative a plus.

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