Portfolio Manager

Harvard University Harvard , MA 01451

Posted 2 weeks ago

Additional Information

Please submit a cover letter when applying for this position. Knowledge of Physics is not necessary to be considered for this position.

FAS and the Department of Physics is committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience

  • Advanced knowledge of sponsored research regulations

Position Description

Oversee pre/post award activities for a portfolio of sponsored research projects.

The Portfolio Manager will report to the Assistant Director of Research Administration and provide pre and post-award research support for a number of research groups, with complex portfolios, from a wide range of federal sponsoring agencies (e.g. NSF, DoD, ARO, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, DoE, NASA, NNSA, NIST, NIH and National Laboratories), non-federal institutions and foundations plus internal Harvard funding which consists of startup funds and gift accounts.

This position manages a full life cycle, pre-award to post-award grant, review and approval of financial transactions and monthly financial monitoring and reconciliation of awards. The position also meets regularly with faculty, department staff and central staff as it pertains to award management. In addition to being part of a team of research administrators, this position required an experienced individual who can clearly communicate technical and financial information in a timely manner.

Research administration entails national and international knowledge (export controls, Harvard global, foreign currency management etc.) and off-campus US research which entail working with an out-sourced payroll (Allsource). The Physics department has a considerable equipment and fabrication purchases, which can be extremely complicated. Portfolio management requires exceptional understanding, knowledge and management of capital assets (equipment policy knowledge, approvals, fabrication forms, tagging, placing equipment 'in-service," etc.)


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