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Pre-Award Research Administrator II - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2022
Title Pre-Award Research Administrator II - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


We are seeking an experienced Research Administration professional to work in the Central Pre-Award sub function overseen by the office Research Administration & Development. Central Pre-Award provides mandatory review, approval and submission for sponsored funding, and is the only entity authorized by Tufts to sign proposal for sponsored projects and accept awards on their behalf.

What You'll Do

Under moderate supervision, the Research Administrator II administers a portfolio of broad and moderately complex sponsored awards, reviews sponsored proposals and manages non-fiscal post award compliance activities for a portfolio of departments (approximately 120 proposals per year).

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing proposals for compliance with sponsor requirements and university policies, including proposal budgets to verify allowability, allocability and consistency of budgeting project expenses
  • Preparing subcontract agreements and amendments demonstrating informed judgement regarding the use of appropriate templates
  • Negotiating agreements with standard terms and conditions prior to the authorized official review and signature
  • Providing non-fiscal post-award services concerning budget reallocation, no cost extensions, contract amendments and interpretation of terms and conditions
  • Acting as a resource to principal investigators and department research administrators by responding to inquiries and providing guidance and policy interpretation
  • Participating in special projects and responds to ad-hoc report requests.
  • Developing and maintaining expertise in research administration and participating in gathering and publishing agency updates
  • May assist in training junior and temporary staff

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years of related experience in research administration
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs
  • Understanding of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance
  • Proficient with MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
  • Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e.,, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) or ability to learn these and other applicable systems

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

May be required to attend meetings in various campus locations.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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