Joslin Diabetes Center

Senior Research Administrator (Research Administrator II), Post-Award (Grants): Office of Sponsored Research

Location US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/22/2018 10:18 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Research - Research


Under the direction of the Associate Director, Major Projects and Post Award Administration, the Senior Research Administrator, Post-Award in the Office of Sponsored Research will manage a full sponsored research post-award portfolio including oversight and management of financial policy, compliance and reporting issues that arise during the life of the award

Post-award responsibilities involve the administration of research projects to ensure they operate within financial limitations as well as their compliance with legal, sponsor and Center policies and procedures.  


In this role, you will also supports the development and implementation of research business practices that establish effective and efficient administrative operations.


We offer competitive compensation.


  • Act as primary post-award service contact for Principal Investigators, department administrators and Sponsors.  Manage the finances of the sponsored projects for assigned divisions, departments and programs.  
  • Conducts timely financial analysis, reporting, and invoicing of sponsored awards, by providing PIs financial summaries and reports in a spreadsheet format that is easily understood by the lay reader, and that agree to Joslin financial systems. Modify spreadsheet report format to meet PI’s program needs, and include data necessary for PI decision-making.  Present concerns and issues needing PI attention: time sensitive matters, PI decision needed, PI approval required, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • Three or more years’ prior experience in research administration with an emphasis on post-award in an academic research/hospital environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record in a front-line service-oriented position, involving extensive customer service and relationship building.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite software and other database applications.
  • Familiarity with Internet searches, PDF files, and other types of electronic resources as required.
  • Must be able to interpret PHS and other grand sponsor policies, including OMB circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133, the Federal Demonstration Parternership/Research Terms and Conditions and agency-specific terms and conditions including the PHS Grants Policy Statement and related grant management requirements to ensure accurate proposal submission. 

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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