Research Admistrator, School of Engineering, Research Administration

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Department Summary:


Tufts is ranked as an institution with “Higher Research Activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education – its highest for degree-granting colleges and universities.  This research administrator position reports to the School of Engineering, which houses six academic departments, the Tufts Gordon Institute, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. In partnership with the school community and university administration, this position is responsible for administering a standard portfolio of sponsored research awards, including pre- and post-award support. 


Job Summary:


Responsible for administering portfolio of broad and moderately complex sponsored awards. Utilizing considerable knowledge of research administration and academic area, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post-award compliance activities. Serves as resource to junior level research administration staff. May assist school management with other assigned program operation functions.




 Basic Requirement: 


The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience:

  • 1 – 5 years of research administration experience
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs
  • Knowledge of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with detail orientation
  • Excellent prioritization skills, strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collegial, supportive manner with faculty and staff Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with tight, concurrent deadlines and with frequent interruptions
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
  • Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e.,, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) and experience with enterprise research administration systems

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), or Certified Financial Research Administrator 9CFRA)
  • Experience with Kuali Coeus













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Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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Tufts University





Background Information

4-Year Degree



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