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Postdoctoral Associate

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, to work closely with radio science researchers on the investigation and development of novel signal processing and computational techniques for sensing and mitigating radio frequency interference.  The goal of this work is to enable geospace and astronomy sensors to remain robust and operational in current and future interference environments.  Will help develop innovative estimation techniques to identify, characterize, and remove interference sources.  This will involve the exploration and development of novel approaches to approximate adaptive signal cancellation and the analysis of data collected with software radio systems from Haystack Observatory sensors. 

Senior Fiscal Officer

SENIOR FISCAL OFFICER, to be responsible for all aspects of financial administration. Haystack Observatory has a diverse sponsor base and annual activities exceeding $12M.  Will be responsible for advising principal investigators (PIs) on complex post-award matters; monitoring the financial performance of grants/contracts, providing regular updates to PIs on the proper distribution of resources and use of funds; providing financial analysis and oversight and preparing reports for PIs/senior administrators/sponsors; monitoring sponsored research and discretionary accounts, ensuring compliance with MIT and sponsor policies through to close-out; interacting with PIs to develop a wide range of research proposal budgets and associated administrative content; tracking/managing proposals and managing under-recovery, cost-sharing, subcontracts, etc.; monitoring status of outstanding pre- and post-award issues/actions; monitoring subaward administration; administering the general institute budget; entering awards into the OST tracker; annual budget submission; budget projections; day-to-day transaction approvals; maintaining statistical data; managing audits; overseeing monthly financial review and control; collaborating on solving complex issues; and performing other duties as assigned.