Senior Research Administrator

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
09 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Under the direction of the Manager, the Senior Research Administrator (SRA) is responsible for supporting faculty and staff throughout the life-cycle of a funded project, including assistance with proposal preparation, proposal review and submission, award review and negotiation, management and close-out. He/she incorporates a significant amount of experience in support of multiple departments' research programs (ranging from small to large). Serve as the primary contact for research-active faculty and administrators regarding grant proposals and other research administration matters. In addition to these responsibilities, the SRA may serve as a resource for faculty members preparing large or complex proposals, or for those faculty members or staff who need additional assistance/training during the project lifecycle. The SRA should have extensive knowledge of major federal funding sources including NIH, NSF, DoD, and research foundations and federal circulars (e.g. OMB A-21, A-110, A-133). Participate in efforts to improve research administration including serving on University committees related to research administration, and is expected to serve as the subject matter expert for the proposal process and federal policies. Provide overall objectives and in consultation with Senior RA and develop deadlines. Complete the majority of activities without direction, consulting with the Manager only in regard to new or unusual circumstances.

Required Skills

B.A./B.S. and at least five years of research administration experience. The Senior RA is an experienced individual who must possess excellent organizational, time management, written and verbal communication skills; be detail oriented and capable of multi-tasking; must be self- starter, diplomatic, pro-active able in managing people. The SRA must be able to provide leadership by cooperatively anticipating, coordinating, strategizing academic unit needs and be able to uses judgment and an extensive amount of experience to adapt an advanced knowledge of skills, methods, practices, policies and procedures and a moderate degree of innovation, analysis, and reasoning to plan and prioritize work that is primarily project oriented and involves some extremely difficult problems and/or decisions. The SRA must be proficient in a wide variety of federal sponsors, especially NIH and NSF.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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 States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular