Research Administrator, School of Engineering, Research Administration - (19001301)
Tufts is ranked as an institution with "Higher Research Activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education - its highest for degree-granting colleges and universities. This research administrator position reports to the School of Engineering, which houses six academic departments, the Tufts Gordon Institute, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. I n partnership with the school community and university administration, this position is responsible for administering a standard portfolio of sponsored research awards, including pre- and post-award support.
Responsible for administering portfolio of broad and moderately complex sponsored awards. Utilizing considerable knowledge of research administration and academic area, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Serves as resource to junior level research administration staff. May assist school management with other assigned program operation functions.
The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience:
1 - 5 years of research administration experience
Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs
Knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance
Demonstrated organizational skills with detail orientation
Excellent prioritization skills, strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with tight, concurrent deadlines and with frequent interruptions
Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) and experience with enterprise research administration systems
Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator 9CFRA)
Experience with Kuali Coeus
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Organization: School of Engineering
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 7, 2019, 5:37:52 PM
Internal Number: 19001301
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.