Research Administrator II

East Lansing MI
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Performs independent complex professional support to the University research enterprise by providing services in Pre-Award Administration, Research Compliance and Training, and Research Administration Service; serves as a resource for the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) for research proposals and budgets; assists in all aspects of the preparation of internally and externally funded research projects; works with Office of Sponsored Programs and Contractsand Grants Administration to carry out aspects of research proposal submission, revision and awards; works with other universities, federal and state governments, foundations, and industries; reviews solicitations and develops grant budgets; reviews proposals to ensure compliance with sponsoring agency regulations and University policies and procedures; develops and coordinates multiple projects with extensive interactions with internal colleges/units and external entities; some post-award accounting support; performs other administrative duties as needed.


Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in business administration, finance, or a research-related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research administration including the area of pre or post award processes, or related field such as regulatory administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This job may require Essentials of Research Administration at MSU Certificate series or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in developing budgets and related documents for research proposals, administering federal agency policies, and research administration, ideally in an academic environment; experience in budget development, management, and financial analysis; extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and SharePoint software; self-starter whose strengths include problem solving, teamwork, and ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment; experience in administration of grants and contracts and reviewing agency solicitations; experience in preparation of complex research budgets with multiple investigators and tasks; completion of Essentials of Research Administration certificate series or CertifiedResearch Administrator (CRA) certification within one year of hire; experience with student payroll; knowledge of MSU policies and procedures;excellent communication skills and ability to work well with faculty and staff in a service-oriented unit.


Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

Work Hours


Bidding Eligibility Ends 10/03/2017 @ 11:55 PM

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