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Director Research Administration

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/16/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 06/16/2018
Working Title Director Research Administration
Job Classification Administrator V
Department Name 39029-Health Sciences Research Administration
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136465
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The School of Medicine Administration is seeking a qualified candidate for the Director of Research Administration position.

This position supports financial research and research-related activities for the Schools of the Health Sciences and reports directly to the Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration.

The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight of pre-award and post-award activities; recharge centers, management and support of data systems, and training activities. The position manages a staff team of fourteen members. Overall the position requires a self-starter and problem solver capable of interacting with administrators and faculty within the Schools of the Health Sciences, University central administration offices as well as contacts from governmental agencies and corporations.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 15+ years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Should possess a bachelor’s level degree in business administration or at least 15 years of experience in an academic setting specifically in research and financial administration. Must have an extensive knowledge of research and cost accounting business practices and procedures.

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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
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 or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. 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)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document