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Assistant Director for Grants & Fiscal Operations

Apply now Job no: 503945
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:


The Center for Cognitive Brain Health (CBH) and the NU Biomedical Imaging Core (NUBIC) at Northeastern University is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Assistant Director for Grant & Fiscal Operations. This individual must have a strong interest in the sciences and research. The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing all CBH/NUBIC operational activities, including fiscal and logistical tasks related to grant submissions; fiscal, personnel and IRB application tasks related to post-award grant and contract management, billing and financial management/reconciliation for the NUBIC Core, specifically, management of the MRI scanner; coordination of NUBIC Core communications within and outside NU. The Assistant Director manages all budgets including federal, state, foundation, and internal funds for both CBH and NUBIC. In addition, the Assistant Director will assist in the preparation of all state, federal and industrial grant applications, including budget development for submission through the College of Science Dean’s Office. This role serves as the liaison with the Psychology Department and the College of Science Dean’s Office.





Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in business, finance or related field preferred. Candidate should possess five to seven progressive years of grant or financial management experience. This position requires a high-level of proficiency with grants management, finance, and advanced knowledge of NIH and NSF grant submission. The successful candidate must have expertise in Microsoft Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point); knowledge of or capacity to learn COEUS, ePAWS, myMarketplace, Banner, Concur, or other software programs. Must be highly organized and detail oriented with excellent communication skills.

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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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