The Research Portfolio Manager (RPM) position reports to the Assistant Director of Finance and Research Administration. This position is responsible for both pre and post award management for multiple faculty members in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The RPM is primary source of grant management expertise for CCB. Responsibilities include proposal preparation and budget development; financial analysis, budget projections and strategic financial planning; interpretation and guidance of federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and University policy with focus on compliance; and performing risk assessments in decision making, when guidelines and policies are vague or broad. The RPM is the department level signer for sponsored research proposals. This position supports subset of faculty with complex portfolios of federal and non-federal grants, sub-awards, industry agreements, and contracts. The RPM is responsible for budget development, review of application requirements, interpretation of sponsor guidelines, as well as other non-scientific requirements of the proposal. The RPM is primary contact for external collaborators, internal Harvard central and academic offices, and CCB personnel for issues related to sponsored research. The RPMmonitors sponsored expenses for compliance with OMB circulars, sponsor regulations, University policy, and departmental procedures. Other job responsibilities include but are not limited to following: constructs financial analysis on spending trends, budget projections, and strategic planning as needed; responsible for monthly financial reports to present and discuss with faculty; responsible for effort reporting and timely submission of progress reports; assists OSP with review of financial reports required by sponsors, and award close out; provides sponsored research approval for expense categories with high degree of audit risk; department contact during A-133 audit process as needed; identifies and resolves issues that arise throughout the life cycle of the award; responsible for sub recipient monitoring on sub-awards/contracts; trains and provides guidance to lab administrators on finance and sponsored research matters including systems, policies, and procedures; represents department on FAS and University-wide committees; provides back-up as necessary for other sponsored research administration team members. Other duties as required.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years pre-award experience in academic or related setting required.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience with wide variety of federal sponsored research awards preferred including: NIH, NSF, DOE, and DOD. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively in deadline-driven environment required. Must be able to manage multiple and shifting priorities and interact with diverse constituency. Must have demonstrated experience with electronic grant submission systems, and intermediate knowledge of Excel and Word. Must have experience with federal circulars A21, A110, FAR, and NIH and NSF policies. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational capabilities. Proficiency in PowerPoint is a plus. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion is essential. Strong financial skills (budgeting, accounting, A/P, A/R, reporting) demonstrated experience with NSF and NIH policies and sponsored research regulations. Must be self-directed, possess ability to use high degree of judgment, work independently with minimum supervision, and handle complex and sensitive confidential information with discretion. Attention to detail and ability to multitask essential. Must be team player with a strong service oriented attitude. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and troubleshooting skills are essential. Must possess desire and willingness to assume increasing responsibilities. Familiarity with Harvard financial systems and applications highly preferred.
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.
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The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.