Research Administrator Senior/Intermediate (Hybrid) SIGNING BONUS


Postion Summary

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) in the School of Public Health is looking for an experienced and dynamic Research Administrator to join our administrative team where you will contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. You will support a vibrant and diverse academic community of faculty, staff, research fellows and students. You will be responsible for post-award research and other financial responsibilities for a subset of facutly within EHS. You will report to the Department Administrator. If hired, you will receive a $1500 signing bonus.

This is a hybrid position, based in Ann Arbor, eligible for both remote and on-campus working. 



Independently reconcile accounts across sponsored research, cost share and general funds using MReports, Business Objects and other tools to ensure appropriate use of funds. Prepare monthly reports with revenue, encumbrance and projected balance.

Set up new awards including sub-PG requests, subcontracts, consulting agreements and cost share accounts.

Compile financial information to process transactions such as budget reallocations, personnel change requests (PAR), journal entries and vouchers.

Create and process post-award change requests i.e., carryforward requests, no cost extensions.

Manage standard reports and requests for financial information from sponsors and other units.

Perform required project closeout actions including review and resolution of UG (uninformed guidance) and FSR (financial status) reports.  Monitor personnel project effort following University and sponsor policies.

Help with other support documents and progress report projections.

Interpret and ensure ethical adherence to University, federal, and other sponsor policies.  

Investigate and resolve problems while working with the SSC on financial matters. 

Be the backup for pre-award faculty proposal submissions.  


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

5+ years of progressively responsible financial and research-related experience, both pre- and post-award.

Knowledge of federal funding guidelines and sponsor systems such as

Competent in developing reports along with experience in transactional processing of general financial activities.

Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Expert proficiency in using MPathways systems or similar budgeting and reporting platforms. 

Intermediate level

3-5 years of progressively responsible financial and research-related experience, both pre- and post-award. 


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact Information

University of Michigan
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Last Name
734 936 0993
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • Non-Profit
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Finance, Operations
  • Business Manager
  • Administrator or Administrative
Work Authorization
Authorized to work in the US
Security Clearance

Target Job Information

Job Type
  • Full Time