Director of Grants - Global Non-Profit, Aging Biology - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts Permanent USD175,000 - USD225,000 per year
  • Work at a leading global non-profit in Aging Biology and Healthspan Science.
  • Lead groundbreaking research initiatives driving health innovation.

About Our Client

Our client, a recently established international non-profit, is dedicated to advancing anti-aging research. They are a major player in funding healthspan science and supporting independent research globally. While their main office is abroad, they have a presence in Greater Boston, and they're committed to expanding their mission to enhance human longevity and the availability of safe, effective treatments.

Job Description


  • Contribute to corporate decision-making, aligning Science team goals with short, medium, and long-term objectives.
  • Participate in strategy reviews based on stakeholder feedback, performance, and emerging needs.
  • Advise on statutory interpretation and guide institutions on compliance with award program regulations.
  • Implement audit and conflict resolution strategies, ensuring adherence to compliance standards.


  • Lead formulation and implementation of grant management policy, aligning with their objectives.
  • Foster relationships with research institutions to shape strategic initiatives.
  • Engage with grant program directors to drive innovation and strategic alignment.
  • Interpret grant administration policies and provide technical expertise.
  • Coordinate policy alignment across sites and ecosystem.

People Management:

  • Set and achieve departmental objectives, providing guidance and motivation to maximize performance.
  • Ensure clear communication of goals and objectives to align with their mission.


  • Oversee compliance with internal policy, legal, financial, and ethical requirements.
  • Review funding opportunities and ensure compliance with regulations and business practices.
  • Supervise financial aspects of grants, ensuring budgets align with proposed work.
  • Ensure grants comply with local and international laws and internal policies.
  • Maintain and improve grants database and workflow processes.
  • Certify awards comply with legal, regulatory, and internal policy requirements.
  • Supervise disbursement of funds and post-award monitoring of projects.
  • Address grant-related inquiries and ensure compliance with grant conditions.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Drive continuous improvement of systems, processes, and practices within Grant Management.
  • Demonstrate vision and values, fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:

  • Review and amend Science Function policies to ensure compliance with regulations.


  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of reports meeting high standards.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in biological science, pharmacy, or related field preferred, or equivalent clinical/grant management experience.
  • Minimum 3 years as grants management director or 5 years as Associate/Assistant Director in biomedical grant research.
  • Strong grasp of regulatory requirements in biomedical research and proven track record in compliance.
  • Experience in overseeing award timelines, reporting obligations, and ensuring adherence to guidelines.
  • Firm commitment to upholding regulatory and institutional standards.
  • Act as a liaison between Research and funding agencies to facilitate effective communication for issue resolution.
  • Knowledge of scientific areas within the aging research field is preferred.
  • Preferably located in the Greater Boston Area.

What's on Offer

  • Attractive base salary and comprehensive compensation package
  • Full range of benefits provided
  • Significant potential for personal and professional growth
  • Collaborate across functions with CSO, Function Heads, and International Hubs
  • Oversee relationships with external stakeholders, including government bodies, grant recipients, and financial/investment institutions
  • Join a non-profit dedicated to enhancing global patient health
  • On-site position in Boston, MA, offering a complete immersion in the role.
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