This position will fill a key role in managing all finance and administrative elements of Pardis Sabeti’s lab’s research
portfolio at the Broad Institute. She/he will be an integral member of the Sabeti Lab and Office of Sponsored
The Sabeti Lab at Harvard University and the Broad Institute develops and uses cutting-edge computational
techniques to scan the genome for regions under natural selection. We apply these techniques to global health
research and are currently examining host/pathogen co-evolution in a number of infectious diseases including
malaria, cholera, and Lassa fever. Our research is supported by the NIH, the Moore Foundation, and the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency, among others. As such, our financial and compliance needs are complex.
We are looking for an intellectually curious, creative problem solver with financial expertise, excellent organizational
skills and experience in research finance and operations who will partner with a leader in the field to oversee all day-
to-day lab finances thus ensuring successful research outcomes in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The
successful candidate will be analytical, quick-thinking, flexible with a strong emphasis on organizational skills,
excellent communication skills, and unwavering attention to detail. He/she will be conversant in the goals and
priorities of the Sabeti Lab and will utilize this knowledge to prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
● Primary liaison and budget coordinator of the overall portfolio of the Sabeti Lab .
● Understands all the projects within the Sabeti Lab and can serve as a thought partner to the PI in long-term
budget planning and resource decisions.
● Leads budget preparation for all research grant proposals (federal, non-federal funding agencies, and
● Oversees overall budgets and monitors actual spending to ensure they are in line with the Principal
Investigators’ research objectives and resource decisions.
● Primary point of contact for all quotes, personnel costs and effort allocations, billing agreements, and
subawards; partners with the Office of Sponsored Research for execution.
● In partnership with senior lab managers, coordinates with Broad’s procurement and finance groups to
ensure lab orders and quotes for work at Broad platforms are allocated to the appropriate funding and
resolve issues as they arise.
● Maintains the roster of personnel affiliated with the lab and project and manages employment and
appointment processes in coordination with human resources and academic affairs.
● Serves as point of contact for the Principal Investigators collaborating with the Sabeti Lab and serves as
coordinator of all financial and administrative information from these scientific collaborators necessary for
proposal, reporting requirements and resource management (e.g., subaward approvals and invoicing).
● Is the point of contact with the Broad Institute Office of Sponsored Research, Development Office, and
Office of Strategic Alliances and partnering for the submission of all research proposals and the
development of financial/scientific reports to sponsors.
● Acts as the key point of contact for all Broad administrative offices (e.g., finance, human resources, and
academic affairs) in order to facilitate support for research operations.
● Facilitates cross-institutional communication and administration among the Broad, Harvard, HMS, MIT, and
other collaborating institutions both domestic and abroad.
● Primary point of contact for maintaining PI CVs, publication lists, and other support pages.
● Coordinates research compliance issues (example: work with human subjects or animals) with relevant
compliance offices as needed.
● Coordinates and influences the participation of faculty and staff at all levels in collaborative projects.
● BS required. MBA, MS, or MPA preferred.
● Bachelor’s degree and/or significant related (5 to 7 years) experience supporting faculty in the areas of
federal and non-federal grant administration at a non-profit organization.
● Computer literate and proficient in the use of personal computers, spreadsheets, and word processing
● Knowledge of federal web-based grants management systems, enterprise financial systems, query tools or
grants management tools a plus.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
● Works independently with minimal supervision; respects deadlines.
● Enjoys working in a fast-paced and challenging environment, and with all levels of Institute staff
● Understands and uses Converge, SAP, WorkDay and other Broad systems in order to fulfill the above
The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.