Title:  Research Administration Associate

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,895 - $78,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  13665


This Research Administration Associate (RAA) supports the central Sponsored Programs office and contributes to the pre-award and programmatic activities at the institutional level for all federal, state, and private foundation research grant awards. The RAA ensures compliance with all federal, sponsor, and institutional policies and guidelines and serves as a liaison between faculty, Baylor College of Medicine, and sponsors. The RAA also supports the college in a variety of other biomedical research initiatives.

Job Duties

  • Process, prepare, report, track, and ensure compliance on a variety of pre-award transactions in the central office.
  • Review, submit, and track budget and administrative sections of grant applications and progress reports using internal and external sites and databases.
  • Review, negotiate, track and follow the execution of a variety of research agreements, such as subaward agreements, material transfer agreements, data use agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Process research awards and prepare accounting information for the post-award central team.
  • Attend weekly office meetings and monthly/quarterly workshops.
  • Monitor office email and ensure communications are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Maintain special tracking systems and follow detailed checklists to ensure accuracy and compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior research administrative work experience in an academic research setting.
  • Prior contract management and negotiation 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.