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Research Administrator III

K.A. Recruiting, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
August 13, 2019


Full-time Research Administrator III needed at a top hospital in Boston!

This position will be primarily responsible for pre- and post-award administration, financial management of discretionary funds, and facilities management for a large division, department or units within an Institute or may serve as Research Administrator of a multi-disciplinary specialized research center or academic program. The RA may oversee large multi-site clinical studies with several subcontracts.

Responsibilities include:

- Guides and facilitates faculty and staff in the development and preparation of research proposals, contracts, sub-contracts, and agreements, including budgets, documentation, and interpretation of funding requirements.

- Discusses and resolves administrative problems that arise; and directs the administrative planning for potential new sources of income.

- Negotiates budgets with research sponsors.

- May manage international research programs, serve on multi-disciplinary project teams submitting large research proposals, and/or oversee lecture series and other academic programs.

- Assists faculty with budget monitoring, prepares projections, often using highly confidential data.

- May contribute to sections of grants and publications, prepare reports and analyses for faculty, senior management and/or deans.

- May also have responsibility for or input to practice plan budgets or hospital budgets.

- May serve on hospital wide or campus wide committees to establish operating procedures and best practices.

- Responsible for fellowship appointments and visas for international staff and volunteers.

- May have managerial responsibilities, coordinating and overseeing the personnel and payroll issues of the research program/laboratories.


* Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

* 5+ years of experience in research administration and/or related activities.

* Requires extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in an academic medical center or university environment.

* Experienced with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.

* Full facility with sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.

* Ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies and interpret policy for others.

* Requires independent judgment, strong organization and communication skills, and customer service focus.

* Ability to prioritize and manage high volume and complex transactions in a fast-paced environment.

* Confidentiality and meticulous attention to detail is very important.

Offering competitive compensation and complete benefits!

For more information, please submit your resume for review.