Assistant to the Co-Director
The MIT Center for Global Change Science seeks an Assistant to the Co-Director for Project Management, to provide technical and research administration assistance to the economics/policy co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. The program conducts research on the science, economics, and policy of global environmental change. It is led by two co-directors — one with expertise in science and one in economics/policy. Additional information about the program is available at http://globalchange.mit.edu.
Primary duties will include managing the completion of technical reporting requirements on sponsored research agreements; assisting in writing and coordinating input and workflow to produce project progress reports, research grant proposals, and annual reports to program sponsors; monitoring timetables and assembling collective responses to achieve project deliverables; ensuring that research materials and critical data are properly archived; and responding to requests for information.
A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in environmental science, economics, or related field; a minimum of three years of experience that demonstrates exceptional organizational and planning skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with technical research staff, administrative staff, management, and/or students. Experience should also demonstrate broad technical knowledge of climate, environment, and energy science and policy. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this position.
Candidate evaluations are ongoing; anticipated start date is in mid-July, 2012.
For more information about this position, e-mail and inquiry to Anne Slinn, Executive Director for Research.
Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of extension depending on performance. The appointment is to the Sponsored Research Administrative Staff of the Center for Global Change Science, which administers the MIT Joint Program.
(Opening announced 5/30/2012.)