Title:  Senior Manager, Business Operations

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $77,029 - $110,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12345


The Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a competent and reliable Senior Manager of Business Operations with strong research administration experience to lead the research and education mission for the sections of Endocrinology and Nephrology.  The senior manager serves as the daily operations and strategic leader for Endocrinology & Nephrology that has a combined annual budget of over $13M for research and education operations.  This role comes with expectations to manage all aspects of research and education activities such as fellowship program finance, education effort for educator/researchers, research faculty & staff recruits, lab space allocation/utilization; sponsored project finance including pre-and post-award management as well as sponsor award policies guidance.    


With 14 sections, 10 centers, and seven vice-chair groups, the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine is the largest adult practice department at Baylor College of Medicine. We are one of the largest education programs in the US with more than 700 trainees, and highly competitive specialty fellowship training programs, including seven federally funded research training grants. Our healthcare providers see hundreds of thousands of patients in seven inpatient and outpatient facilities and our department’s clinical excellence is recognized in U.S. News and World Report. Our departmental research initiatives span the continuum of biomedical research from basic to clinical, attracting $79.5 million in total extramural funding, including more than $62 million from the NIH as well as other federal sources.


Onsite initially with the possibility for hybrid in the future.

Job Duties

  • Manages the daily operation of a large unit including, but not limited to, areas of human resources, compliance and sponsored finance management.
  • Directly manages 6 research and general administrative staff, defines work responsibilities and prioritization, sets performance development plans and goals, and conducts annual performance evaluations.
  • Develops and manages the Section’s research/education budget.
  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for all Endocrinology & Nephrology grants and associated faculty members. This includes working with principal investigators to create the budget, complete proposal forms as necessary, review the proposals, coordinate the account set-up, subaward tracking and invoicing, complete any supplemental forms or financial reports, and monitor account to ensure funds are being spent accurately.
  • Completes annual and final progress reports for grants and awards.
  • Oversees financial management and accountability of multiple functions, to include budget administration, performing cost assessments, monitoring financial transactions, and financial reporting. Makes strategic decisions based on the financial data
  • Personnel distribution and effort reporting.
  • Collaborates with Section Chiefs to outline goals for the strategic plan that align with the organization’s initiatives on research and education missions.
  • Develops concept and budget for research faculty.
  • Directs or originates special projects or programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Research Administration, minimum 5 years.
  • Experience in an academic environment familiar with trainees (Fellows).



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.