The University of Maryland, Baltimore
(UMB) School of Medicine is
currently seeking a Research
Administrator to join Department of Neurology to
manage the daily operations and processes of the department’s
research administration program. The Research Administrator is
responsible for assisting faculty in identifying and applying for
funds available to conduct research and overseeing and directing
the research administration functions for the Department of
Neurology. Provides analytical and financial support in proposal
processing, contract and grant administration, and budget
development for grants, contracts and clinical trials. Acts as
liaison between PI, Sponsored Projects Office and funding agency.
This involves activities associated with managing of research
efforts by performing some or all of the following: coordinating
and developing a final proposal product in accordance with
institutional and agency requirements, administering and monitoring
contract and grant awards, including subcontract or subaward
administration in compliance with regulations, terms and
conditions. The Research Administrator supervises research
administration support staff and has the authority to formulate,
affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating
practice. Reports to the Senior Administrator. We
also have a posting for a Research Administration Professional. We will
only be hiring one person between these two
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation
days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health
insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for
employees and their dependents at any of the University System of
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty,
staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions
for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human
Qualifications - External
- Oversees and directs the entire research administrative
financial operations for the Department of Neurology. This includes
managing the pre-and post-award processes, working with Associate
Administrator to allocate payroll changes implemented based on
research activity, managing the Department’s research account
- Works with Senior Administrator and the Center for Center for
Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts to negotiate
corporate-sponsored research agreements and material transfer
agreements as appropriate.
- Oversee research space utilization, planning, and
- Manages compilation and preparation of research administration
analyses, trends, and reports.
- Interface with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) and
Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance (SPAC) and serve as
liaison with funding agencies.
- Partner with UMBF to increase philanthropic giving by working
with faculty to create/update biosketches and research proposals
for presentation to grateful patients and philanthropic
- Assist faculty members in identifying research funding
opportunities. This involves monitoring and analyzing Request for
Applications (RFAs) for large grants (P, U, etc) from the National
Institute of Health (NIH) and other Federal Agencies and targeting
the RFAs to appropriate senior faculty led teams.
- Works with faculty in writing grant applications and contract
proposals (budget justifications, letters of support, etc.),
collect supporting documentation, prepare budgets; work with
subcontractors to obtain timely submission of subcontract
applications; ensure applications meet the terms and conditions of
application guidelines; respond to just-in-time inquiries and other
sponsor requests. Negotiate and/or recommend modifications to
- Develop and maintain database of all grants submitted and
awarded including tracking individual faculty grant histories and
success rates by agency.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in business, public
administration or related field of study related to the research.
Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Six (6) years of progressive
experience in pre- and post-award sponsored programs oversight.
Supervisory: One (1) year of work
coordination or training of others preferred.
Other: No substitution of experience for
minimum education requirement. Financial disclosure required.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or
policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the
Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
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