Administrative/Support, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position performs and coordinates a wide range of responsibilities and conducts a variety of support tasks related to the Harvard Social Technology for Global Aging Research Initiative. The individual will primarily report to the Principal Investigator and work closely with the faculty project leads.
Working both independently and in collaboration with others, the project coordinator will be responsible for:
Facilitating development of research proposals led by participating faculty, postdocs, and students
Managing project timeline to ensure progress of research plans and deliverables (e.g., progress reports and other information synthesis products) be formed in a timely and organized manner
Communicating with project directors to help solve problems encountered in implementation of the research plan
Developing agenda for regular meeting with project team including directors
Developing agenda for regular meeting with Chinese colleagues in order to (a) manage expectation and delivery, and (b) support collaboration among researchers from two sides
Working with other team members to help organize events such as seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Provides support and coordination for faculty travel activities.
Responsible to build and maintain an information website for the project.
Travel to Nanjing to collaborate with Chinese participants in the project.
Ability to professionally provide information and service to a wide range of internal and external contacts with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Works closely with all team members, and faculty and assists with administrative support as needed.
Responsible for establishing and meeting deadlines, and facilitating communication among key individuals from Harvard Medical School and across Harvard University and collaborators in China.
Responsible for handling confidential materials with a high degree of professionalism and discretion.
Some work outside of scheduled hours will be required, due to working with collaborators across various time-zones, prior notice will be given and agreed upon between employee and supervisor.
This is a term appointment with the end date of 11/3/2021, with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
Three or more years of progressive administrative and project work required. Higher education may count towards experience. Fluent in Chinese.
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.
Internal Number: 53124BR
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