Job ID: 185049

Research Administration jobs

Tufts University

  • May 4, 2022
  • Research Administration jobs
  • The Trustees of Tufts College
  • Tufts University
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Grant Writer/Technical Writer
    Fiscal Services


This posting is for future openings at Tufts University in central Pre- and Post-Award Research Administration, as well as for locally positioned Research Administration at the schools and centers. You can learn more about Tufts’ research administration enterprise here. Candidates will be considered for openings during the course of 12 months from the date of submission of an application. Should there be a fit for an open position, candidates will be contacted to confirm their continued interest.

Candidates who submit their resumes in response to this posting will be considered for the following job titles, depending on their professional experience and qualifications:


Research Administration Coordinator

Research Administrator I

Research Administrator II

Senior Research Administrator

Post-Award Financial Specialist

Senior Post-Award Financial Specialist

Lead Post-Award Financial Specialist

What You'll Do

Responsibilities of the central Pre-Award staff span pre-award and non-fiscal post-award administration of awards, including proposal review, approval, and submission, award negotiation and acceptance, issuing subawards and amendments, Just-in-Time (JIT), no cost extensions, prior approvals, and facilitating compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations and internal policies that surround sponsored funding.

Responsibilities of the central Post-Award staff include financial oversight of all sponsored award activities from set up to closeout, creating award accounts, invoicing sponsors per the terms of the agreements, following up on outstanding payments, initiating letter of credit draws, preparing and submitting financial reports, ensuring timely closeout of sponsored accounts, providing federal costing compliance oversight, assessing financial transactions risk, and approving/auditing high risk expenditures.

Locally positioned Research Administration:
Local Research Administrators (LRAs) provide pre-and post-award support to investigators who engage in sponsored activities related to research, teaching, and service. They are located at the schools and centers to provide hands-on active day-to-day support, including facilitation of investigator engagement with all research support offices, acting as point of contact with Central Administration in pre- and post-award matters, managing proposal preparation, partnering with the Budget Center in preparation of the funding forecasts and plans to spend, assisting the PI in fiscal management of their research portfolio (hard and soft money), promoting compliance with sponsor and Tufts policies.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Travel between Tufts’ three campuses may be required.

Flexible Work Arrangements including modified work hours and/or telecommuting will be considered, depending on the position level of the offer and needs of the department. Flexible work arrangements of Tufts employees are subject to review at a minimum every six months.


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