Title:  Senior Research Administration Associate (Hybrid)

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Hybrid within Greater Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $75,000 - $87,149
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17235


We’re excited to announce that we’re looking for a talented Senior Research Administration Associate to join our motivated, transparent, and collaborative team! 


The ideal candidate should possess an enthusiastic, can-do attitude, with a passion to learn as we continue to grow our research portfolio. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, driven, and exciting workplace where you can grow and make a difference, we’d love to hear from you!

At the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine we study almost every aspect of breast health and disease and are focused entirely on strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat all breast cancer. We are a multidisciplinary center with an emphasis on translational research. The Center is committed to education and training of our students. Our primary goal is to advance our research mission and goals.


Employees with CRA certification are eligible for certification pay.

This role is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

Job Duties

  • Submit and monitor grant applications and work with SPO for 3-4 faculty (pre- and/or post-award grant management).
  • Maintain the daily, monthly, and quarterly research financial accounting activities and reports.
  • Conduct financial analysis and prepares special financial reports requested by Administrator when needed.
  • Manage federal, state and industry grants, contracts & subcontract submissions internally and externally.
  • Serve as point of contact between the Office of Research (OOR), sponsors, PIs, collaborating institutions.
  • Gather and create documents necessary for grant submission including budget, budget justification, other support, statement of work, etc and communicate timelines to faculty to ensure applications are submitted on time to central office for review and approval.
  • Review and approve grant application proposals for sections assigned in the College's electronic Biomedical Research and Assurance Information Network (BRAIN).
  • Ensure compliance with all guidelines for funding purpose.
  • Make recommendations for process improvement to increase efficiency and implement changes.
  • Attend workshops on research administration for continued education and contribute to the development and improvement of the pre-/post- award management process
  • Approve Concur submissions for assigned faculty.
  • Assist in Center budget submission (BPC).
  • Participate in monthly meetings with other research admin associates and Administrator.
  • Maintain up-to-date other support and biosketches for assigned faculty.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with BRAIN
  • Experience with grants applications
  • Must be a team player and work well within a group
  • Cross-training and transparency among the admin team is encouraged and practiced


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.