Research Administrator I

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Position Summary

Serves as a resource for the College of Engineering 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 Contracts and 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; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research administration in one or more of the research process areas of pre or post award processes, such as regulatory administration; experience in word processing, spreadsheet and database software; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. The job also requires: completion of Essentials of Research Administration at MSU certificate series or equivalent within 1 year of hire.

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, revolving accounts, and financial analysis; extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access 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 Certified Research 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.

Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends on 6/19/2018 at 11:55PM                           




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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 7/15/2018
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