Research Administrator II (52316BR)

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Psychiatry Research and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Research Administrator II will be responsible for:

  • Performing pre-award functions such as assisting Principal Investigators in completion of grant proposals, including budget development, drafting administrative sections, collecting materials, and obtaining institutional review/approval.
  • Performing post-award functions such as allocation of research labor costs across funding sources consistent with level of research effort and approves purchase requisitions. Coordinates departmental research effort reporting and ensures timely submission of certified effort reports in compliance with sponsor and institutional guidelines. Uses institutional resources to maintain department records of grant awards and agreements.
  • May assist research staff in identifying sources of funding by maintaining knowledge of agency programs and disseminating information to staff.
  • Working with appropriate central offices (Research Administration, Research Finance, Accounts Payable, etc.) to submit sponsor reports, troubleshoot, and resolve matters. 
  • Working with investigators to develop annual research/clinical trial budgets; reconciles monthly expenses to budget; forecasts over/under expenditures and provides regular status reports to the Principal Investigator. Performs other financial analysis as needed.
  • Ensuring timely renewal of grant and subcontracts and/or orderly closeout of completed sponsored activities.
  • Attending institutional training to keep skills current and knowledge up-to-date on sponsor regulations, hospital policies, and emerging technologies.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Research Administration experience required or 4 years of Research Administration experience may substitute for degree. 
  • A demonstrated understanding of federal policies and cost principles in order to ensure the proper stewardship of sponsored funds.
  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively manage conflicting views or issues to mediate fair solutions.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications.
  • Ability to independently seek out answers from the appropriate federal compliance and regulatory resource(s) and/or the hospital technical expert(s).

This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). 
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Contact Information

Boston Children's Hospital



300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Hospital
  • Research Administrator/Manager


Target Job Information

  • Part Time