The Office of Post-Award Management has a vacancy that may be filled as a Junior Research
Administrator or Senior Research Administrator. The successful candidate will be placed into
the position they are most qualified for.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director for the Office of Post-Award Management
(OPAM), the Administrator reviews, negotiates, and finalizes for acceptance by the Authorized
Representative, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research, instruction, and
other public service funding received by the University from international, federal, state, and
local government sponsors as well as private for-profit and not-for-profit sponsors, including
business, industry, associations, and foundations. Reviews, negotiates and recommends
approval of contracts, cooperative agreements and subcontracts for sponsored research and
other activities. Provides administrative oversight of sponsored projects to minimize the
University’s compliance risk related to sponsored activities. Keeps abreast of new
developments in federal regulations, policies, and procedures in order to serve as an up-to-date
source of information and guidance for the research community.
Senior Research Administrator:
Additionally, the Senior Research Administrator would be responsible for approving, accepting,
and uploading unilateral grants into the financial system for research, instruction, and other
public service funding received by the University.
This role has the potential for on campus or remote work according to our flexible work
guidelines. Reliable internet access is required for remote work. For more information including
minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications
from these and other protected group members.