Job Description
Job Title:  Senior Research Administration Associate - Post Award
Division:  Pediatrics
Work Arrangement: 
Location:  Hybrid within Greater Houston, TX
Salary Range :  $75,000 - $89,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt


The Senior Research Administration Associate will provide Grants Administration support to the Department of Pediatrics and Texas Children's Hospital, including the Division of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology. Primary responsibilities will include advanced level support in financial management and post award processes: sub-award continuations, account reconciliations and reporting, resource allocation, internal and external reporting requirements such as NIH progress reporting, compliance with federal statues such as A133 audits, and other sponsor requirements. Reports through the Department of Pediatrics, Center for Research Advancement and Pediatrics-GI leadership for key deliverables.


The position is eligible for potential future hybrid schedule.


Employees with CRA certification are eligible for certification pay.

Job Duties

  • Manages data of all active, pending, and closed grants for Pediatrics, Gastroenterology: number of submissions, number of awards, faculty effort and other statistics related to grant reporting.
  • Provides budget input and guidance to principal investigators when drafting budget justifications, creates the budget spreadsheets, and completes other budget forms for submission and reporting.
  • Negotiates industry-sponsored contracts, including clinical trial agreements, sponsored research agreements, and material transfer agreements.
  • Communicates with BCM Accounting, Grants & Contracts, and collaborating institutions to ensure sub-awards and independent consultant agreements are established and executed in a timely manner -Manages Cost/Effort allocations in PEPT/SAP for research faculty, employees, and learners.
  • Manages the Time/Effort certification process in the BCM Effort Reporting System.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, sponsor, and institutional policies and guidelines and serves as a liaison between faculty, employees, learners, Baylor College of Medicine, and sponsors.
  • Supports (10-20) Active Researchers in Pedi-GI, a department with 40+ Faculty members.
  • Post-award management of the Division of Gastroenterology research portfolio. (Awards range from $50K -$2M)
  • Manages complex awards and sub-awards from multiple sponsors and outside institutions: industry, clinical, federal, and foundation - including, but not limited to CDC & NIH.
  • Leads grant administration of bench/translational/clinical research.

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 in grant application development, budgeting, and/or grant financial management.
  • Must have a working knowledge of sponsor application submission systems such as ASSIST, Workspace, and Proposal.
  • Must have wide-depth of knowledge with relevant experience of contracts, subcontracts, be highly comfortable managing multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to understand and manage the complexities of research grants, including issues related to informed consent, access to data, and conflict of interest.
  • Strong attention to detail and data quality.



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




Requisition ID:  18534