Research Administrative Coordinator
Officer of Administration
Administrative/Office Support, Research/Scientific/Grants
Prevention Science Institute
Appointment Type and Duration:
(Faculty, Research OAs), Limited
$52,000 - $60,000 per year; Commensurate
Application Review Begins
Immediately. To ensure consideration, please apply by Aug 10, 2022;
position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references. In your
cover letter, please indicate how you meet the qualifications of
Please submit the names and contact information for three
professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to
This position is based in Eugene, Oregon but remote hybrid options
may be considered.
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon
is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human
development, preventing behavioral health problems, and
implementing effective interventions in community settings. The
core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of
at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout their
The Research Administrative Coordinator provides essential research
and administrative expertise to the Prevention Science Institute
(PSI) Director, principal investigators (PIs), and research staff.
This position is responsible for proactively managing the
submission and coordination of grant proposals and contracts for
PSI scientists, including submission timelines, application
checklists, and coordination with internal and external partners.
They will assist PIs on all relevant research policies and
procedures at the pre-award stage, including the development of
contract and grant proposals and reviewing funding opportunity
announcements. They will also edit draft publications, proposals,
and other scientific materials.
The successful candidate will have strong academic writing skills;
a strong customer service focus; high attention to detail; be a
self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a
team to meet shared and individual goals; have an interest in
contributing to the advancement of prevention science research; and
have demonstrated the ability to be flexible, adaptable, and
- Bachelor's degree.
- Three years of experience in research (paid or unpaid), or
progressively responsible employment in a field applicable to
An equivalent combination of such training and experience may be
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
- Strong organizational and analytical skills with exceptional
attention to detail.
- Ability to develop a workplan and timeline based on grant
guidelines; work effectively with collaborators; and ensure
submissions meet deadline targets.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities with overlapping
deadlines and frequent interruptions while maintaining a high level
of customer service and professionalism.
- Demonstrated academic writing and editing skills, including
knowledge of spoken and written English sufficient to thoroughly
obtain, provide, and exchange information.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with those of other cultures or
backgrounds as well as to develop knowledge of and respect for
those from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds.
- Strong working knowledge of personal computers with formal
training and/or extensive employment experience
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint; electronic citation/reference managers; Adobe
Acrobat; and using the internet.
- Advanced degree.
- Working knowledge of research design and methods and human
- Experience in developing, editing, and reviewing proposals,
budgets, grants, or contracts for adherence to institutional,
state, and federal regulations.
- Experience with electronic proposal submission systems such as
Fastlane, eRA Commons, Grants.gov, etc.
- Familiarity with terminology and subject material specific to
psychology, behavioral sciences, education research, prevention
science, and related fields.
- Experience preparing letters of support and/or interacting with
external partners to secure such letters.
- Experience preparing documents for and interacting with
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares
an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
available online at
To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529869/research-administrative-coordinator