Research Administrator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Research Administrator, UNLV Office of Sponsored Programs

The Research Administrator assists faculty members, principal investigators and department grant administrators in the development, preparation, and submission of sponsored proposal for research, service projects, and other creative activities.

  • Prepare, review and submit applications and ensure proposals are complete and in compliance with university and NSHE/UNLV 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,
  • Administer award information in Workday,
  • Administer sponsored projects for programmatic compliance,
  • Review budgets during life cycle for amendments and budget modifications,
  • Assist with developing and providing relevant training and presentations to faculty and staff,
  • Cayuse coming soon.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 3 years of experience in program and/or research administration. Demonstrated knowledge working with deadlines and under pressure and the ability to prioritize tasks. Certified Research Administrator credentials must be obtained within 2-4 years of employment, depending on level of experience to maintain position.  


Certified Research Administrator, more than three years of experience in preparation, processing, and negotiation of grant and contract proposals and awards. Sponsored programs and University experience. Takes independent approach to workload. Communicates effectively with diverse groups. Individual who pays attention to detail and is accustomed to a fast paced environment with many deadlines.


  • $68,000-$75,000 based on experience

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Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution and School of Medicine comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. For more information, visit us on line at:

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UNLV Professional Employee Benefits

  • Retirement plan in lieu of social security – Employer and employees each contribute 15.25% 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

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



4505 S Maryland Pkwy

Las Vegas, NV 89154


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time