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Senior Research Administrator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/08/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 11/07/2017
Working Title Senior Research Administrator
Job Classification Administrator III
Department Name 27010-SCI-Office of the Dean
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135546
Hiring Range $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of SCI-Office of the Dean is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role as a Senior Research Administrator. This position will provide high-quality support to research faculty. This includes providing direct support to faculty in preparing budgets and assisting with proposal submission to granting agencies, primarily federal agencies. Responsibilities include: preparing complex budgets, projecting annual research expenses, analyzing funding trends, being knowledgeable about federal grant policies, and keeping up to date with changes in the research environment. The incumbent will interpret and apply University and Federal Agency policies and procedures. The ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and respond quickly to changing priorities is essential to the success of this position.

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

A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Must have at least 3-5 years experience in research administration which should include supervisory and/or senior level work experience.

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 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 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. Which of the following administrative duties do you have experience in with previous employment? Please select out of the following: o Scheduling and calendar management o Maintaining academic CV, Biosketch and Other Support o Arranging travel o Drafting, editing and track letters, e-mails and other communications o Monitoring budgets on extramural research grants o Preparation and submission of NIH grants and progress reports o Taking and preparing meeting minutes o None of the above

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  6. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents