Research Administrator View
Rice University - Houston, TX

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The Research Administrator (RA), under the supervision of the Manager of Grant Administration in the School of Social Sciences, serves as a coordinator of all activities related to proposal preparation, submission, and monitoring of grants that are awarded to School of Social Sciences faculty and students. He/she supports all phases of research administration including but not limited to identifying funding opportunities for faculty and students and maintaining a funding opportunities website, developing research proposals and coordinating submissions with Rice's Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), participating in routine monthly meetings held by the Office of Research, preparing post-award paperwork as needed for faculty and students across the school, and participating in any research-related education and training for Social Sciences faculty, staff, and students.

This individual will also participate in the administration of grants and programs that fall under the Social Sciences Research Institute. The RA will be familiar with guidelines and policies related to research and help ensure that the school is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and requirements as well as Rice policies and procedures. This individual is expected to participate in training and workshops offered by the Office of Research and be well-versed in Rice's conflict of interest and commitment policy. This position requires independent and analytical thinking in a deadline-driven environment.

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's degree.

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Experience Required

1 year

Experience in a research setting or an academic department with proposal submission and/or post-award management.

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

License/Certification Required

Not specified.

Other Skills Required

  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize, have excellent time management skills and be able to meet deadlines.
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service, presentation skills, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to quickly adapt to changes regulations, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Must have strong analytical skills.
  • Must have an understanding of budget planning and project management.
  • Must have strong computer and Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to interpret complex regulations and requirements.

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