The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) was formed in 1997 when the Departments of Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cellular Toxicology and Tropical Public Health were merged. The department focuses on the biological, immunological, epidemiological and ecological aspects of viral, bacterial and protozoan diseases of animals and humans, including the vectors that transmit infectious agents. Research in the department's 12 laboratories is primarily focused on diseases of developing countries.
Reporting to the Director of Administration, this position provides administrative support to the department chair and associated research group and performs administrative tasks as a member of the department's administrative team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Managing complex calendars, schedules, and appointments - Making travel arrangements - Coordinating meetings and presentations - Assisting with publication and grant preparation - Creating and submitting expense reports and travel authorization requests - Organizing meetings -- faculty meetings, retreats, research group meetings and department activities - Coordinating Wirth lab activities as well as logistics between Dr. Wirth's time collaborators at the Broad Institute - Collaborating with Dr. Volkman, Principal Research Scientist in the Wirth group, to create and maintain office/lab-wide operating procedures and services for the entire group - Other duties as assigned
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
- 5+ years of administrative experience; combination of experience and education may be considered.
- BA/BS strongly preferred or equivalent of education plus relevant business experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate appropriately with a variety of clients and stakeholders. Dedicated team player with a strong customer service orientation. Able to prioritize and manage multiple competing deadlines and requests from multiple sources simultaneously.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.