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Research Administrator

Palo Alto, California, 94304, United States
July 30, 2019


Job Title: Research Administrator 3 (706758)

Location: Palo Alto, CA 94304

Duration: 3 Months


• The Research Administrator is the Institutional Representative for sponsored cancer clinical trials and is the primary point of contact for sponsor and University clinical research grant and contract administrators.

• Working in collaboration with faculty, business managers and other departments, hospital and University staff, the Research Administrator directs and manages the clinical trial proposal and award process to ensure timely, compliant and accurate contracts.

• This includes protocol review and interpretation, interpretation and application of pertinent government regulations and guidelines, develops budgets, negotiates and provides strategic advice to the PI, ensuring that the contract budgets and payment schedules/terms meets sponsor, University, hospital and School pre-and post- award guidelines/regulations.

• The Research Administrator accepts the budget on behalf of the Cancer Center, provides expert consultation and oversight to ensure that sponsored research funds are managed and expended in compliance with internal and external policies, and continues as the institutional representative throughout the life of the award.



• Bachelor's degree and five years of job-related experience, or combination of education and experience.


• Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).

• Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.

• Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.

• Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.

• Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.

• Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.

• Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Client or non-client title of equipment and fabrications.

• Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.

• Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.

• Extreme attention to detail.

• Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.

• Excellent time management and organizational skills.