The Associate Director of the Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Research Program (CAMBRP) is a PhD-trained scientist with strong experience in research proposal writing and communication. The successful candidate will report jointly to the Chairs of the Departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) and Cell Biology, and will partner closely with the Directors of Research Administration in these departments to conceive of, develop, and write funding proposals and white papers for research collaborations and initiatives involving BCMP and Cell Biology faculty. This individual will also work with faculty in the molecular biosciences community from across Harvard and the Longwood Medical Area to develop new collaborative research proposals and initiatives. This individual will also work with Alumni Affairs and Development to raise revenue from philanthropic sources to support cellular and molecular biosciences research at Harvard. This individual will carry out other duties as needed to fulfill the overall goals and responsibilities of the position.
Identifying collaborative research opportunities for molecular biosciences faculty
Identifying and strategizing relevant federal and non-federal funding opportunities
Coordinating grant writing and renewals of multi-PI grants
Developing, drafting, and editing grant proposals and white papers, including preparing figures and illustrations as needed
Partnering with HMS' Alumni Affairs and Development to identify philanthropic opportunities
Preparing proposals, white papers, and reports for donors
Drafting and editing NIH T32 training grant renewals and progress reports
Managing small-scale, departmental fellowship programs, including responding to program inquiries, handling applications, and organizing faculty review committees
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree in cellular, molecular, or structural biology, or in a related field, 5+ years of experience. Completed education beyond a Master's degree may be substituted for some of the experience requirement.
Ph.D. strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, students, postdocs, and staff. Excellent organizational and project management skills, and able to work independently and effectively under pressure. Must be able to plan, design, and follow through on tasks, projects, and programs with hard deadlines and shifting priorities. Able to handle and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Handles sensitive financial information and other confidential information/documents with tact and discretion. Excellent word processing/computer skills (email, calendars, Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Keynote, Adobe Acrobat).
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47921BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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