Title:  Senior Research Administration Associate - Pre Award

Division:  Pediatrics
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:  17764


The Senior Research Administration Associate will provide grants administration support to the Department of Pediatrics. Primary responsibilities will include pre-award financial management activities of grants, managing the full award life cycle, from application to award closeout. Responsibilities will include cost assessment, budget development, financial set-up, resource allocation, and preparation of quarterly reports for budget accountability.


This role is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.


Employees with CRA certification are eligible for certification pay.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for the pre-award financial management activities of grants, managing the full award life cycle, from application to award closeout.
  • Manages data of active, pending, and closed grants for the Research Resource Office, supporting one or more Divisions: 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.
  • Assists with complex award submissions that have a multi-center/division design and budget.
  • Communicates with BCM Accounting, Grants & Contracts, and collaborating institutions to ensure sub-awards and independent consultant agreements are established and executed in a timely manne.
  • 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
  • Supports Researchers in Physical Medicine & Rehab, and other TCH-based divisions with 50+ faculty members.
  • Manages complex awards and sub-awards from multiple sponsors and outside institutions: industry, clinical, federal, and foundation - including, but not limited to CDC & NIH.
  • Must have wide-depth of knowledge with relevant experience of contracts, subcontracts, and be highly comfortable managing multiple projects at one time.
  • Reports through the Pediatrics Research Office and Division leadership for key deliverables.

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 grant application development, budgeting, and/or grant financial management.
  • Working knowledge of sponsor application submission systems such as ASSIST, Workspace, and Proposal.
  • Experience working in an academic research setting strongly preferred.
  • 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.



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