RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR/SENIOR RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR, Sponsored Programs

Employer
Boston University
Location
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

View more

Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Business & Management
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians

Job Details

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR/SENIOR RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR, Sponsored Programs

Tracking Code2682 Job Description

The Research Administrator/Senior Research Administrator is responsible for supporting faculty and staff throughout the life-cycle of a funded project, including guidance with proposal preparation, proposal review and submission, award review and negotiation, post award non-financial management and close-out of the project. The RA/SRA brings together a broad range of knowledge and experience in support of a portfolio of school and department research programs (ranging from small to large and diverse in subject area) and ensures compliance with university and sponsor policies and procedures. The SRA serves as the primary contact for research active faculty and administrators regarding grant proposals and other research administration matters.

In addition to these responsibilities, the RA/SRA may serve as a resource for faculty members or staff who needs additional assistance or training during the project lifecycle. The RA/SRA will be engaged in a variety of initiatives ranging from systems implementation to policy and process development. The RA/SRA participates in efforts to improve and simplify research administration including serving on university committees, attending and presenting at internal forums and staying abreast of developments in the research administration arena. The RA/SRA will be a member of a team that is dedicated to service excellence, quality, accountability, standards and embraces continuous improvement.

Required Skills
  • BA/BS and a minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience within the field of research administration/sponsored programs administration for the RA level, 3-5 years for the Senior RA.
  • Experience with and knowledge of major federal/non-federal sponsors; federal circulars and typical administrative terms and conditions
  • Experience with electronic grants administration systems such as grants.gov, eRA commons, Fastlane and similar systems
  • Must be self-directed, possess good judgement and problem solving skills and be comfortable in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated customer service and continuous improvement experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Adaptability, comfort and utilization of information systems. Strong Microsoft Office skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in business/public administration, finance or law
  • Contracting experience in the sponsored projects arena
  • Experience with Lean process principles

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and bend to lift items. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products, catering and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

Organization

The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

Find Us
Location
United States

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar Jobs