Project Administrator - Friedman School of Nutrition
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 19754
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is dedicated to passionately advancing nutritional well-being for people worldwide through excellence in research and teaching and the shaping of public policy. As the only graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy provides cutting-edge research and education from individuals to food systems, and from genetics to policy.
Faculty and researchers conduct research supported by substantial external grants and contracts from federal sponsors, private foundations, and generous donors. Administrative staff supports the school’s mission of research, teaching, and public service. This role will support the following projects:
The Leading a Sustainability Transition in Nutrition (LASTING) Project, led by a team of interdisciplinary faculty at the Friedman School, focuses on putting diets at the core of science and policy to improve all four pillars of sustainability, environmental, health, economic, and social, simultaneously. We are midway through year 3 of this 4.5-year project and are actively generating context-specific, actionable recommendations to policymakers and the food industry to help tackle diet-related morbidity and mortality, environmental impacts, social and economic inequities, and training future leaders of the sustainability transition in nutrition.
The Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture (TUCCA), led by the School of Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, is the world’s first university-wide cellular agriculture program. This position will support sustainability and consumer-focused cellular agriculture projects projects led by Friedman School investigators.
What You'll Do
This is a part-time and benefits eligible position at 24.5 hours per week. It is an estimated 3-4 day work week with the exact schedule to be determined by the supervisor. This role is also grant funded and limited term until November 30, 2025. Salary range below is based on the full time equivalency.
In collaboration with Principal Investigators, the Project Administrator provides specialized, subject matter knowledge and management skills to develop, implement, and evaluate research projects. Strong organizational and project management skills are crucial to success in this role, as well as experience in science and research translation. This position will handle the below duties:
Development of goals and strategies
Creation of data management and filing systems
Scheduling of team meetings
Hiring and training of new staff
Creation of website and communication materials content
Drafting reports and manuscripts
What We're Looking For
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., nutrition, public health, epidemiology, sustainability, agricultural economics, environmental science) and 3+ years of related experience OR Master’s degree in a related discipline and 1-2 years related experience
Experience with grant writing
Experience with project management
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience with a content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and PowerPoint
Master’s degree in a related discipline
Research and research translation experience in a related field
Experience supporting high-level research and/or faculty members and their research
Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.
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