Project Coordinator

Broad Institute
Job Location
Cambridge, ME
Job Description

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is the world’s leading biomedical research institute dedicated to the bold mission of using the full power of genomics to transform the understanding and treatment of disease. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all of the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods, and data openly to the entire scientific community.

Founded in 2004 by Eric Lander and philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff, and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning more than a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide.

The Klarman Cell Observatory is looking for a Project Coordinator to join a dynamic research team with the mission of systematically defining cellular circuitry in mammalian cells. Human diseases arise from malfunctions in the cellular processes that control physiology - a key component is missing or defective; a key ‘circuit’ is over- or under-active. To understand disease and develop effective treatments, we need a comprehensive picture of all the cellular components and the circuits in which they function. The Broad Institute’s Klarman Cell Observatory (KCO) is a pilot effort to systematically define cellular circuits in mammalian cells, building on breakthrough technologies and collaborations across scientific disciplines. The Observatory develops and deploys experimental and computational approaches for systematically defining cellular circuits in cell types with critical importance in cancer, psychiatric disease, and immune disease.

The successful candidate will work with the Associate Director of the Klarman Cell Observatory to manage multidisciplinary projects and assist with budgeting and management of the Observatory’s finances. The candidate will facilitate the progress of projects; generate reports, agendas, and meeting summaries. Implement strategies for effective project functioning, including integration of experimental work plans with budgetary and logistical considerations, management of samples and reagents and interactions with Broad Platforms. The candidate will also help coordinate Observatory-related events including retreats, symposia, and scientific advisory board meetings.

- Works with Associate Director to document project goals, deliverables, and timelines.
- Coordinates project activities across collaborating groups to ensure execution of project plans
- Assists in reviewing, monitoring, and tracking progress towards completion of projects
- Maintains timelines and prepares project reports and statistics
- Participates in project meetings, facilitates agendas, and coordinates data presentation
- Documents and communicates project status, deadlines and blocking issues
- Tracks financial status of projects
- Ensures that projects and activities adhere to institutional guidelines with regards to safety and regulatory compliance. Ensures that relevant projects are compliant with respect to applicable policies, regulations and agreements, including human subjects protocols, animal care protocols, biological research registrations, material transfer agreements and data transfer agreements
- Assists with submission of IRB documentation, material transfer agreements and other required documentation
- Manages aspects of the projects including, quoting, coordination of receiving and transfer of biological materials, scheduling of work with platform managers, monitoring production process, data review and data delivery to Observatory staff and collaborators as appropriate
- Assists in the preparation of funding applications and proposals to the US government, private foundations and philanthropic sources. Responsibilities to include preparing budgets and administrative documentation
- Interacts with Finance and Platform Managers to generate quotes and purchase orders to initiate projects
- Assists in the planning and coordination of Observatory events, such as symposia, retreats, scientific advisory board meetings, project meetings, and team-building activities

- Bachelors degree in biology or related field.

Project Coordinator:
- 1+ years of related experience required. Experience in coordinating projects and project budgeting preferred

Senior Project coordinator:
- 3+ years of related experience
- with at least 1 year of experience coordinating projects required
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of trainees, staff and collaborators required
- Excellent computer skills required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Excellent organization and time management skills required
- Must be able to handle a variety of tasks and to shift priorities simultaneously, as well as to effectively solve problems
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment and respond to shifting priorities
- Must possess a high level of initiative

The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

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