Senior Research Administrator, UNLV Office of Sponsored Programs

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Senior Research Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs [R0113274]. This position will have the primary function of cradle to grave operations management for the Office of Sponsored Programs.  This position will provide support to the Research Administration Manager and be a dedicated lead for a department and provide backup to the other Research Administrators on their team. 

This position is responsible for all areas of research administration, including both pre- and post-award functions. The Senior Research Administrator is expected to provide sponsored project support from proposal to project close out also known as cradle-to-grave administration throughout the life of awarded sponsored projects.  The position administers over 100+ awarded projects.  In this role, the SRA will assist faculty and staff to provide, but not limited to:

  • Monitor funding opportunities and provide program information,
  • Prepare, review and submit applications and ensure proposals are complete and in compliance with university and NSHE policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and align with the policies, procedures and requirements of sponsoring agencies,
  • Work with the Contract Manager to review and negotiate proposals and awards,
  • Prepare contractual agreements,
  • Administer information in Workday,
  • Administer sponsored projects for fiscal (effort, expenditures, cost-sharing) and programmatic compliance,
  • Monitor budgets,
  • Assist with developing and providing relevant training and presentations to faculty and staff,
  • Other duties may be required or assigned.


The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility within the Office of Sponsored Programs:

  • Assist faculty in securing external support for their research, training and public service programs.  Provide information and advice on funding opportunities and provide proposal development assistance.
  • Reviews and negotiates grant and contract terms & conditions on behalf of the University.
  • Contract Preparation.
  • Assist in training other research administrators, faculty and administrators to understand and develop grant knowledge.
  • Direct and supervise special projects and assignments.
  • Regularly reviews federal register codes and regulations and participates in webinars for regulatory compliance pertaining to contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 6, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. 

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UNLV Professional Employee Benefits

  • Retirement plan in lieu of social security – Employer and employees each contribute 14.5% of gross salary
  • Generous educational discount program for employee, spouse/domestic partner and dependents
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Earn 24 vacation days per year

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV achieved R1 status in 2018. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



4505 S Maryland Pkwy Box 451055

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1055


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

Salary com

  • Full Time