Topics in Research Administration

Upcoming Presentations

Research Administration Careers and Career Paths at MIT

  • Date and Time: Thursday, September 27th from 12-2pm (the buffet luncheon will be available at 11:45am)
  • Location: Morss Hall, Walker Memorial, Bldg 50

This “Topics in Research Administration” session on September 27, 2018 focuses on research administration careers and career paths at MIT.  Panelists including Acia Adams-Heath, Senior Staff Account in the Vice President for Finance, Sarah Brady, Assistant Dean of Finance in the School of Science, Jack Defandorf, Administrative Office in the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, and Katherine Ware, Senior Fiscal Officer in the Plasma Science and Fusion Center will share their career paths and what enabled them to be successful. This is the Fall 2018 launch for the Topics in Research Administration series for the 2018-2019 academic year and will include a luncheon for participants as well as an opportunity to meet and network with staff across MIT. All MIT staff are welcome, especially those working in research administration.

 Register for this event by September 21st to ensure we have an accurate count for the luncheon.


Presentations from Past Events

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The Auditors are Coming! – March 27, 2018
Presenters: Michael Moody, Institute Auditor; Michael Bowers, Associate Director, Information Technology and Campus Audit Services; and, Kallie Firestone, Senior Compliance Specialist, Campus Audit Services.

Note: If anyone is interested in the Audit Division coming to their DLC to speak, contact Mike Moody.

Export Control Affects You Every Day – January 23, 2018
Presenters:  Janet Johnston, Export Control Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs and Nicole Levidow, Compliance Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

Gifts vs. Grants; Implications for Indirect Costs - December 7, 2017
Presenters:  Claude Canizares, the Bruno B. Rossi Distinguished Professor and former Vice President for Research; Richelle Nessralla, Office of General Counsel; Lorry Spitzer, Office of General Counsel; and Shawna Vogel, Director of Grant and Contract Administration in OSP. 

Primer on Intellectual Property and the Role of TLO  - October 25, 2017 
Presenter: Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director, MIT Technology Licensing Office

Changes, Challenges and Priorities in the MIT Research Enterprise - October 5, 2017 
Presenter: Maria Zuber, Vice President for Research