Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MICROBIOME CENTER , Institute for Medical Engineering and Science-Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics (CMIT) , to build a research ecosystem by engaging other universities and research institutes, hospitals, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations in the New England region. Will oversee the administrative work/operations of the center, including event and communications management, sponsored funding administration, and research program development/oversight; contribute to the center's creative vision; raise awareness of the center among the public and scientific community, engaging its members and acting as a liaison between the center and collaborating institutions; facilitate development of the center's overarching goals; articulate and lead the implementation of a work plan for each project; monitor and troubleshoot projects; and perform other duties as assigned.
CMIT was created to advance the science of the human microbiome and treatment of conditions and diseases associated with an altered microbiome.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in biology, chemical biology, or related field; at least five years' relevant professional experience, including effectively engaging senior executives at hospitals/for-profits/nonprofits to support research and student interests; experience creating new programs, activities, and services to support larger strategic goals; excellent program management, interpersonal, presentation, relationship management, client service, and oral and written communication skills; and strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Must be able to effectively keep teams, projects, and deliverables on track, evaluating and revising plans and methods; think strategically; set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks, and meet competing deadlines; and exert influence, negotiate, work across boundaries, and promote collaboration and cooperation. PREFERRED : master's and/or Ph.D. in biology, chemical biology, or related field; and familiarity with MIT and/or experience working in a similar capacity in hospitals or nonprofits. Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and to travel on occasion. Job #18847-10
Internal Number: 18847
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