Title:  Manager, Research Administration (Pre-Award)

Division:  Molecular and Cell Biology
Schedule:  Monday-Friday
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $83,418 - $96,737
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17105


Manage and Oversee the Pre and Post Award administration in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Work hand in hand with the department administrator to develop processes and procedures to streamline operations. The Ideal candidate should have a passion for customer service and a can do attitude and the knowledge and experience to lead a team to handle all research administration needs.  The ideal candidate will be able to manage a small team of effective pre award staff, over time the goal is to train this team to handle post award as well. The Manager will lead by example and be able to help staff learn and grow in their positions. This role will be an integral part of the administration team in supporting both the Chair and its faculty all aspects of Research Administration. The role is expected to have a big value add to the department by increasing the likelihood grants being funded, and maintaining accurate accounting of all post award functions.


This role is primarily onsite with some hybrid work schedule available.


Employees with CRA certification are eligible for certification pay.

Job Duties

  • Engages in pre- and/or post- award grant management activities.
  • Manages pre-award queue of all grant submissions and dividing up the queue amongst colleagues.
  • Provides financial management and accountability, Meeting with PIs on a regular basis to share fiscal information and inputting all necessary PEPT records in a timely fashion. Will also help in developing budgets, monitoring budget and grant expenditures, reconciling accounts, financial reporting, and ensuring federal and institutional accounting standards are met.
  • Establishes and implements quality assurance and quality control measures/oversight and ensuring adherence to College policies and regulatory standards.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises research administrative staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.  Certified Research Administrator certification through the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Four years of relevant experience. 


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.