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Research Administrator I

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Research Services

Position Description

Performs routine pre-award and/or post-award sponsored programs activities associated with management and oversight of the life cycle of awards.

About The UniversityEstablished in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

About Lubbock:Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

About The Department And/or CollegeThe Research Administrator I supports faculty and staff through pre-award review of research and other proposals to federal, state, foundation, and industry sponsors. We are looking for someone who thrives in a team-oriented environment, has an eye for detail and is up for learning the complexities of a wide range of sponsors and proposals. Pre-award research administration experience is preferred, but we welcome applications from anyone with excellent time management skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to draft proposal budgets and is a great team player.

Remote work is an option for those with 2+ years of direct experience in pre-award research administration.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Guides and facilitates faculty and staff in the development and preparation of research proposals and Pre-award requests for sponsored projects grants, contracts, sub-contracts, and cooperative agreements, including budget preparation, review and preparation of proposal application forms and Pre-award budget and information requests.
  • Correctly apply university policies concerning proposal routing, indirect costs, cost sharing, salary allocation and ensure application of university policies on export control, subcontracts, conflict of interest, human and animal subject and all other compliance issues are followed.
  • Correctly interpret sponsor guidelines and provide guidance to faculty and staff regarding sponsor requirements, ensuring that proposals are received by the sponsor by the deadline posted with all required forms and information.
  • Facilitates and finalizes Cayuse routing for all sponsored project proposals, ensuring required institutional approvals and signatures are present along with documentation of proposal preparation.
  • Demonstrate caseload management skills and the ability to prioritize proposal responsibilities that allows meeting tight deadlines.
  • Thoroughly and professionally communicate with TTU faculty and staff and external institutions’ and agency personnel in time sensitive situations.
  • Conduct training, one-on-one or for a group, for faculty and staff on a number of topics including budgeting, Cayuse, and Proposal Submission Requirements.

Required QualificationsBachelor's degree and 1 year experience OR combination of education and experience to equal 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have thorough knowledge of university policies, procedures, and systems related to administration of sponsored projects including proposal submission, budgeting, personnel, payroll, travel, and purchasing.
  • Have thorough knowledge of federal regulations and federal agency policies concerning grants and contracts with educational institutions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Be able to accurately interpret federal, state, and university regulations.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines, often in stressful situations.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Understand often poorly phrased questions and suggest solutions.
  • Have knowledge of university organization and understanding of faculty responsibilities and motivations.
  • Be willing to work in a supporting role in order to accomplish the mission of ORS.
  • Master's degree.
  • Certification as a Certified Research Administrator or Certified Pre-award Research Administrator.

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

No

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type

Full Time

Pay Basis

Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate

19.97

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/payplan.

Travel Required

Up to 25%

Shift

Day

Schedule Details

M-F 8-5

Grant Funded?

No

Job Group

Business Professionals

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

  • Seniority level

    Entry level
  • Employment type

    Contract
  • Job function

    Administrative
  • Industries

    Higher Education

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