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 COORDINATOR, Picower 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, 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.
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 a part of a team; 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.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.