Jul 27

Job: MIT RIKEN-Program Operations Coordinator – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA,USA)

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Job Title: MIT RIKEN-Program Operations Coordinator
Posted by:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA,USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum Liam Brenner (Ibaraki-ken) for the following job opening at his institution:

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.

MIT-RIKEN-PROGRAM OPERATIONS COORDINTATORPicower Institute for Learning and Memory, to serve as the administrative manager of the RIKEN-MIT research agreement and executive assistant to an MIT professor who serves as the director of the RIKEN-MIT Laboratory for Neural Circuit Genetics.  Responsibilities include fulfilling the director’s administrative and operational needs; acting as liaison between laboratory personnel and the director; managing the collaboration between MIT and RIKEN CBS, including budget confirmation and invoicing, bi-annual reporting of finances and equipment purchases, and equipment inventory; supporting oversight of lab and office expenditures; drafting and editing communications and assisting with manuscript preparation; arranging logistics of lab visitors; processing reimbursement and travel reports; maintaining the laboratory website using WordPress; handling incoming and outgoing emails; managing complex calendar/schedule; arranging the director’s travel; working with confidential issues and classified information; and supporting the activities, operations, and administrative needs of a highly international group of research scientists, pre- and postdoctoral associates, technical specialists, and assistants.

The RIKEN-MIT Laboratory is a roughly 25-person research laboratory within the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.  It is engaged in a research collaboration with the RIKEN Center for Brain Science, a 500-member neuroscience institute located in Japan.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ administrative experience; excellent organizational and written and verbal English communication skills; ability to prioritize work across multiple areas and with conflicting interests; detail orientation; self-motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and strong computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and web proficiency.  Experience in international working environments and any Japanese language or cultural experience preferred, as is experience in academic or research administration. Job #16329

Apply here: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=13395&localeCode=en-us

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