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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Contract Administrator 1 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contract Administrator 1

  • Job Number: 20138

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Research Administration Services

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR 1, Office of Research Administration Services (RAS) (2 openings), to serve as primary point of contact to assigned portfolio of principal investigators (PIs) and staff from departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) for all research and sponsored projects’ administration functions, including proposal development and submission; award setup and management; and award reporting requirements related to sponsor, state or federal requirements, and post-award administration. Will receive, review, and submit proposals, working with DLCs to ensure appropriate MIT and sponsor policies/procedures are met; participate in the negotiation of grants/contracts, resolving any difficulties regarding contract terms, administrative regulations, and budgetary matters; develop high-level proficiency with sponsors; and remain current with federal regulations. This position offers an opportunity to support inspiring, cutting-edge scientific exploration and educational inroads to serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. With MIT’s reputation as a world leader in research, joining the team will elevate your professional profile and provide exposure to opportunities not found elsewhere.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; three years’ research/financial administration experience; excellent analytical, interpersonal, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills; knowledge and understanding of federal guidelines and procedures regarding grants/contracts, preferably those of the NIH, NSF, DOD, and NASA; attention to detail; and proficiency with MS Office (including strong Excel skills), databases, and other systems. Must be able to make decisions within predetermined guidelines and parameters; understand when additional direction or expertise is needed on complex matters; interact effectively with DLCs, government agencies, and contractors; manage several tasks simultaneously and meet various concurrent deadlines in a high-volume work environment; and work independently and as part of a team. PREFERRED: Kuali Coeus experience. Job #20138-7 Flexible/hybrid and remote work arrangements may be considered. 9/14/21