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This job will be an Assistant Researcher or Researcher depending on the experience of the candidate and is a 2.75-year limited appointment position.

This full time, limited appointment, position for an Assistant Researcher/Researcher offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project (Jan 2015-June 2019). A collaborative effort between the Friedman School of Nutrition, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and other international experts, the INDDEX project aims to facilitate low to middle income countries’ increased acquisition and use of high-quality, timely food and nutrient consumption data, which is needed to create more effective evidence-based decisions about agriculture, food, and nutrition policies and programs. 

Reporting to the Director of Business Operations, the Financial Administrator is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of the Friedman School’s non-sponsored funding and collaborates closely with the School’s research administration team on sponsored funding management. The role is a critical central point in the School’s complex financial environment, ensuring smooth, efficient, consistent, and compliant financial operations.

The Senior Research Administrator is responsible for administering varied portfolio including most complex sponsored awards. Utilizing extensive research administration knowledge, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Consults with faculty and staff in interpreting intricate sponsor rules and regulations, may mentor junior level research administration staff and assists faculty and staff in navigating new research administration tools and systems, identifying, proposing solutions and working toward resolutions related to complex pre/post-award matters. 

The Research Administrator II is responsible for administering portfolio of broad and moderately complex sponsored awards. Utilizing considerable knowledge of research administration and academic area, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Serves as resource to junior level research administration staff. May assist school management with other assigned program operation functions. 

This position is responsible for providing specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate a rich research program of related projects in US and global nutrition science and policy, in collaboration with faculty PIs, including the School’s Dean. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates project management and filing systems; monitors budgets, grants, and contracts and prepares projections, in collaboration with sponsored research staff; and manages IRB submissions and materials and NIH reporting and compliance. Participates in dissemination efforts including assisting with abstract and manuscript submissions and writing content for website and social media material. Conducts evaluations of overall research progress, tracks milestones, and drafts project reports and summaries. Assists with grants submissions, including drafting of resources, budgets, and other administrative sections. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help.

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

An outstanding candidate is sought to work on an original research project supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA Award No. 2016-68006-24744) entitled, “Overcoming Supply Chain Barriers to Expanding Northeast Ruminant Meat Production.” The incumbent will work with the Principal Investigator to examine whether current infrastructure limits the expansion of small and medium-scale meat production in New York and New England.

The research program and training will be directed by Dr. Christian Peters, Associate Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The overarching goal of the project is to understand the capacity of regional agricultural land and processing infrastructure to expand grass-based, ruminant meat production for local and regional markets.

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