Project Manager - Office of the Vice Provost for Research - (21001298)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents, blood borne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers in research, teaching and training; environmental health and safety; and implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research, export controls, research integrity and research misconduct. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research and protects the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.
This role will work in concert with school- and department-based and central research administration and research development to provide project management support to large and/or complex proposals for sponsored funding, including international proposals. Specifically, working with other units in the OVPR, Principal Investigators, research administrators, and other areas of the university as needed, the Project Manager will ensure seamless communication among stakeholders and connect stakeholders with appropriate resources as needed. This role will lead the development of project management documents and adapt project management processes to the needs of individual research teams and the requirements of diverse funding agencies, grant mechanisms, and federal and institutional regulations. The Project Manager will set, adjust, and track goals and milestones to ensure the timely and successful completion of proposals for sponsored funding within the context of externally set deadlines and project timeframes that may range from one month to one year.
Master's degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience.
Experience with sponsored funding.
Experience with international projects and/or center proposals.
Experience with proposals to USAID, DOD, and other complex federal sponsors.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 10, 2021, 2:44:25 PM
Internal Number: 21001298
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