Research Project Administrator IV

Are you looking for your next great opportunity? I would love to have you join our team in Bluegrass country. Lexington Kentucky is a delightful combination of big-city conveniences and small-town friendliness, surrounded by beautiful horse farms and a great place to live and work. We have smooth bourbon and delicious regional dishes such as burgoo, beer cheese, and Modjeska candy, and the city fills with the excitement of horse racing every April and October at Keeneland.

At the University of Kentucky, the volume of sponsored project awards grew 25% last year and, as we continue to support our researchers, we are looking to fill a Research Administrator position in the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA). The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration supports the University’s commitment to pursuing interdisciplinary research and creative efforts to address challenges and disparities faced by the Commonwealth’s citizens. Our Research Administrators are responsible for the administration of external sponsored projects (grants and contracts) University-wide. This includes acting as the University of Kentucky administrative liaison for sponsors and University faculty and staff; review, process, and submit proposals if applicable, award review and negotiation with sponsors; coordination with the Office of Research Integrity, the IRB, and other involved university offices. This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

If you have experience with the management of sponsored projects, grant budgeting or compliance, please consider coming to the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Contact Information

University of Kentucky



Lexington, KY 40503


Background Information


5 years

  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time