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Research Administration Coordinator - Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2022
Title Research Administration Coordinator - Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The Department of Neuroscience is a basic science department that focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of synapse development and function, sensory systems, complex behavior, cognitive neuroscience and behavioral neurobiology. The Neuroscience department is supported by funding from the federal government, private foundations, and industry. 


What You'll Do

We are seeking an organized individual to leverage their coordination skills in this career opportunity supporting research administration, with an interest in growing in the position. This position will have an in-office presence four days a week (one day remote).


Under the general direction of the Department Manager in the Neuroscience Department, this position will work independently to perform a wide range of hands-on day-to-day administrative coordination and communications for the department. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative and logistical support to the department
  • Meeting scheduling and calendar management
  • Assisting department manager and senior research administrator in project management support, as needed
  • Reconciling Purchase card accounts for faculty and staff
  • Assisting with the following research administration activities:
    • Communicating with Neuroscience faculty, staff and collaborators regarding upcoming funding opportunities and reporting requirements
    • Assembling and maintaining institutional documentation in for grant proposals and post-award reports
    • Compiling grant proposals, pre-award budgets and post-award expenditure reports for faculty projects, in timely and accurate fulfillment of sponsors' requirements, government regulations and university policies
    • Conducting compliance analysis on sponsored projects for closeout and final financial reporting
    • Maintaining spreadsheets/trackers related to these efforts


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience providing office support
  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired by an Associate degree
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite - Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong coordination skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; presentation skills; interpersonal and customer service skills; attention to detail; problem-solving skills and ability to multitask

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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