The MIT Center for Real Estate seeks a financial and grants administrator to support its active research groups secure and manage research awards. The center has a diverse and complex portfolio of research funding and future needs. Will serve as part of the center’s administrative team and work with principal investigators (PIs) and executive heads to manage and execute the entire life-cycle process for complex pre- and post-award research and finance administration.
Interact with funders, MIT Research Administration Services (RAS), and others to coordinate pre-award proposals and budgets for sponsored research projects through final submission of the proposal/agreement into MIT’s Kuali Coeus system
Serve as an authority on the interpretation of Institute and non-Institute procedures/policies
Understand federal regulations relative to funding sources
Oversee and mitigate risky transactions
Troubleshoot problems and ensure compliance with MIT policies and research and funding agreements
Understand prime award terms and conditions and how to ﬂow them to subawardees
Conduct financial administration, review, and control for CRE labs’ sponsored funding and spending and set up new account structures and roles
Manage complex salary distributions and EDACCA certifications for all research accounts
Ensure accurate distribution of research staff salaries across grants, based on fluid effort distribution of researchers
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