• Grants Management Specialist - Data Sciences

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 months ago(6/18/2019 11:05 AM)
    Job ID
    Research Administration
    full time
  • Overview

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is committed to providing outstanding departmental management to DFCI faculty engaged in research.  The Departmental Grants Management Specialist (DGMS) provides support to faculty preparing grant applications (Sponsored Research) and manages the finances of the faculty portfolio after the award (Finance). Finance includes managing accounts associated with grants, gifts, strategic centers, and other types of funding. This position provides financial information, guidance, analysis and support to faculty. Sponsored Research includes reviewing sponsor eligibility and application requirements and being responsible for the entire award application excluding scientific content. In addition to the grant management responsibilities described, the position may include special projects either within the department or across departments.


    The Department of Data Sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute drives cancer research through innovation and collaboration in the quantitative sciences. The department is unified by a commitment to improving cancer care through data-driven approaches. We strive to understand the biology of cancer, test the efficacy of treatments and extract knowledge from complex datasets.


    Please submit a short cover letter explaining your interest in this position with your resume. 


    S/he is ultimately responsible for pre- and post-award activities for a portfolio of investigators. With assistance from his/her supervisor,  these responsibilities include timely and compliant proposal preparation, submission, and post-award management. S/he provides support to faculty preparing sponsored research applications and manages finances of the faculty portfolio of funding. The position interacts with numerous departments at DFCI and will work closely with the Department of Data Sciences investigators and business office.  S/he will also be responsible for additional administrative tasks that surface within the Grants Management group. S/he will participate in the Department’s grant and administrative team meetings, as well as research administration meetings Institute-wide.


    • Bachelor's degree preferred and at least 2 years of experience with sponsored research applications and/or financial experience.
    • Knowledge of pre- and post-award regulations and compliance issues.
    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to work within a team environment.
    • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff. This position also acts as a service role to several other departments within the institute.
    • General computer skills including Microsoft Office, Drop Box, and Google Docs.
    • PeopleSoft and InfoEd experience are a plus.
    • Ability to proactively set priorities and multi-task.
    • Meets high service excellence standards.
    • Strong interest in contributing to cancer research.

    The successful candidate is a self-motivated person who enjoys working in a deadline-driven team environment, can juggle multiple priorities, is flexible, enjoys problem-solving and has a sense of humor. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Solid organizational skills are a must as well as the  ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask.. The grants management group carries an exceptional amount of combined experience and the ideal candidate will be eager to learn from its members.  

    About Dana-Farber

    Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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