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Job ID: 154018

Research Administrator II/Sr Research Administrator
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 10, 2021
Title Research Administrator II/Sr Research Administrator
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Research Administrator II/Sr Research Administrator – (21001084)


This job will be a Research Administrator or a Sr. Research Administrator depending on the experience of the candidate. This position will be fully remote during the COVID-19 pandemic and onsite once or twice a week thereafter.

Responsible for administering a varied portfolio including complex sponsored awards. Utilizing extensive research administration knowledge, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Consults with faculty and staff in interpreting intricate sponsor rules and regulations. Assists faculty and staff in navigating new research administration tools and systems, identifies and proposes solutions toward resolutions related to complex pre/post-award matters.


Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Research Administrator II requires 3+ years of experience and Sr. Research Administrator requires 5+ years of research administration experience
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs
Knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance
Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills
Excellent prioritization skills, strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with tight, concurrent deadlines and with frequent interruptions
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e.,, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) and experience with enterprise research administration systems
Preferred Qualifications:

Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)
Experience with Kuali Coeus
Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Travel between Tufts’ three campuses may be required

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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