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Senior Research Administrator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/08/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Deadline (Close date) 11/07/2017
Working Title Senior Research Administrator
Job Classification Financial III
Department Name 35207G-Med-Div of Infectious Disease
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135550
Hiring Range $40,092.00 - $65,676.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Med-Div of Infectious Disease is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Senior Research Administrator. This position is a supervisory position responsible for the pre-award administration, and post-award accounting of the HIV/AIDS basic science and translational research projects. These projects total approximately 6 million­ dollars annually and are complex and include investigators from other departments and institutions. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigators to ensure adherence to government regulations and deliverables cited in the contract and/or projects are achieved. Ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines as well as flexibility with work schedule is essential. The incumbent must be familiar with University policies and procedures as well as external funding source guidelines.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as accounting with at minimum three years of relevant and progressive research administration experience. Lead and/or supervisory experience preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of relevant work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have experience in pre-award grants administration?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have experience in post-award grants administration?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), please rate your knowledge of Excel.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents