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Job ID: 214429

Senior Research Administrator
Tufts University

Date Posted May 31, 2023
Title Senior Research Administrator
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department STOP Spillover
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Research


STOP Spillover is a USAID-funded project to anticipate and address threats posed by the emerging zoonotic diseases that pose the greatest risk of jumping from animals to humans. The Tufts-led international consortium will contribute directly to the reduction of future outbreaks from known zoonotic viruses. The consortium works with USAID to develop and institutionalize innovative, country-specific, and sustainable approaches so they are well-prepared to prevent future outbreaks. STOP Spillover focuses on strengthening national capacity in targeted countries to 1) understand the factors that contribute to the risk of spillover of pathogens from wildlife to humans; 2) develop, assess, and implement early risk-reduction interventions that will reduce the spillover and spread of these threats; and 3) recognize and respond rapidly to zoonotic spillover events.

What You'll Do

The Senior Research Administrator supports the STOP Spillover project. This position is responsible for administering the STOP Spillover cooperative agreement with USAID. Utilizing considerable knowledge of research administration and academic area, manages post-award compliance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Administers varied portfolio including most complex sponsored awards
  • Utilizes extensive research administration knowledge, works with faculty to develop sponsored proposals and to manage post award compliance activities
  • Consults with faculty and staff in interpreting intricate sponsor rules and regulations
  • Assists faculty and staff in navigating new research administration tools and systems
  • Identifies and proposes solutions working toward resolutions related to complex pre/post-award matters
  • Mentors junior level research administration staff, as needed

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years experience.
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and their programs, specifically USAID
  • Understanding of regulations that govern federal research funding and related areas of regulatory compliance
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
  • Proficient with electronic grants management systems (i.e.,, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) or ability to learn these and other applicable systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with international and/or complex projects
  • Experience in a University setting or ability to quickly learn University policies

Pay Range

Minimum $75,200.00, Midpoint $94,050.00, Maximum $112,900.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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