Research Administrative Coordinator
Officer of Administration
OVPRI Centers and Institutes
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
September 17, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications will include a cover letter and CV.
The University of Oregon has a long history of advancement and
innovation through interdisciplinary research, education, and
training. Our highly collaborative culture is supported by our
research centers and institutes overseen by the Office of the Vice
President for Research and Innovation. Within our network of
centers and institutes, researchers, students, and supporting staff
work across disciplines to expand the boundaries of knowledge and
develop innovative solutions to global challenges.
The Research Administrative Coordinator (RAC) will be responsible
for a broad set of assignments across the C&I research
portfolio. This position provides research administration, grant
management and unit-level financial services to research active
C&I faculty and their affiliates. The RAC works closely with
principal investigators throughout the award life cycle and is
proactive in managing the pre-award process, including establishing
deadlines and monitoring progress leading up to proposal
submission. This position will also engage in post-award
administrative functions, such as preparing reports to meet sponsor
regulations, processing complex transactions, providing guidance on
compliance questions and responding to sponsor request for
The RAC will also be responsible for unit-level other financial
management, payroll processing and other research administration
similar to but distict from sponsored project administration.
Additionally, this position will interact regularly with external
constituents, administrative colleagues, faculty, students and
sponsors in the public and private sector. This position will
report directly to the Institute of Neuroscience's Associate
Director for Administration, and will play an essential role in
supporting administrative teams across the C&I division.
- A Bachelor's degree*
- Three years of progressively responsible experience in research
administration, administration of sponsored programs, and/or
writing grant proposals.
*Two additional years of relevant work experience may substitute
for a Bachelor's degree.
- Demonstrated knowledge of governmental and granting agency
regulations pertaining to grants and contracts.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities with overlapping
deadlines and frequent interruptions while maintaining a high level
of customer service and professionalism.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills with close
attention to detail.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with
a variety of constituents.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
- Demonstrated ability to engage with those of other cultures or
backgrounds as well as to develop knowledge of, respect for, those
from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds.
- Two (2)+ years of experience in developing, editing, and
reviewing proposals, budgets, grants, and/or contracts for
adherence to state and federal regulations.
- Professional certifications, a Bachelor's or advanced degree in
Research Administration, Business Administration, Management,
Public Administration or a closely-related field.
- One or more years of project management experience related to
research or grant administration in higher education, research
organizations or a related environment.
- Experience with budget and financial management.
- Experience with Microsoft Office and other software programs
including: HRIS/FIS platforms/databases, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Docs.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528153/research-administrative-coordinator