Job Opportunities

Grants and Finance Manager

Location: New Delhi, India

Must be eligible to work in India

Harvard Global Research Support Centre India seeks an experienced grant and finance manager to oversee budget development, receipt, spending and reporting on different faculty and student research projects in India. The position reports to India Country Director (ICD), and will work with the Director and others to monitor spending and assure compliance with donor and University grants, and gifts regulations. The incumbent will be responsible for requesting grant amendments from donor if necessary and communicating rules and guidelines to sub-grant recipients.

 

Responsibilities

  • Budget development and maintenance of annual grants, gifts, and country office budget that support various faculty projects.
  • Big-picture understanding of the projects, and regular contact with project leads through ICD to make sure spending is within terms of grants, gifts, and country office budget.
  • Proactive communication with donors, foundations, etc. regarding amendments to original budget as necessary, timely fund request to the donor.
  • Communication with different faculty regarding budget development, financial information, report on Budget vs Actuals etc.
  • Communication with collaborators/partners on different projects regarding their budgets, reports, fund request, financial report etc.
  • Understanding of donor reporting requirements and preparation of regularly scheduled financial reports.
  • Understanding of Harvard Global and Harvard University sponsored account requirements, chart of accounts, and financial systems (training will be provided)
  • Account record maintenance and reconciliation.
  • Ensure Proper cost allocation to the projects, proper allocation between sponsored funds and general fund.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Professional Degree in Accounting
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant grant management or accounting experience

Additional Qualifications

Degree in finance or accounting preferred. Experience within a public or higher education institution preferred. Strong financial skills required with close attention to detail. Proven capacity to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to present financial data in a format that is helpful to a variety of constituents.

Research Fellow

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA;
with frequent travel to India

We invite applications for a research fellow to work with Professor Conor Walsh at the Harvard Biodesign Lab at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. The project aims to engage students in science disciplines and lower the barrier to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by developing a line of soft robotic kits. The kits show students possible applications of robotics, such as grasping objects, artificial muscles, locomotion and others. It engages cognitive learning by introducing hands-on skills for prototyping, electronics, and programming. To know more, please see https://softroboticstoolkit.com 

Responsibilities

The focus will be on refining the educational kits, getting feedback from stakeholders (children, educators, and government) in India and the US, as well as outlining a plan for how efforts could be scaled in order to deploy the kits at several sites. Experience in teaching STEM topics, performing STEM outreach, or developing educational content will be preferred.

The position is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and will require regular travel to India.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 1+ years of work experience; or a bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of work experience
  • Passion for education and creativity to help design robotics educational kits
  • Either Mechatronics/Mechanical/Electrical engineering or STEM education/EdTech background
  • In-depth knowledge of electronics design and programming, specifically Arduino
  • In-depth knowledge of parametric 3D modeling, Solidworks is preferred
  • Must have prototyping experience, 3D printing, laser cutting, machine shop tools, and an overall willingness to get your hands dirty and iterate
  • Excellent communication ability (oral and written) in English; Hindi fluency preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, motivation and desire to work with a team

The appointment is for one year as a research fellow with the possibility of continuation for another year.

To apply, send a complete cover letter, portfolio/work examples, and résumé, along with the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation), as a single PDF file, to Alex Beaudette at abeaudette@g.harvard.edu