Departmental Research Administrator

Portland State University is looking for a Departmental Research Administrator (DRA) in the office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), the centralized administrative unit responsible for the oversight and management of external funding received in the form of grants and contracts for research and other scholarly activity.

The DRA serves as a member of a team responsible for the administration of projects across the full lifecycle: assisting investigators with proposal development and submission and overseeing award compliance and financial management for a diverse and complex portfolio of sponsored projects funded by our federal, state/local government, private industry, non-profit, and international sponsors.  .

This position requires a BA/BS with 3+ years of related experience; a Master’s or other advanced degree in a related or relevant field may substitute for years of related experience. The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $51,780 and $60,500, depending upon qualifications and experience. Remote and hybrid work schedules are available. Additionally, PSU has a comprehensive and generous benefits program; see an overview here:

An ideal candidate would have direct experience serving in a similar position at an institution of higher education.

If interested, please apply for Position No. D93437 by following the application instructions at the following link:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Portland State University

Sponsored Projects Administration


PO Box 751

Portland, Oregon 97207-0751


Background Information

4-Year Degree

3+ years of related

  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

51k -60.5k

  • Full Time