UNR Research Administrator Pre-award R0109394

  • University of Nevada Reno
  • University of Nevada, Reno, North Virginia Street, Reno, NV, USA
  • May 04, 2018
Full time Research

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Research Administrator for Pre-Award functions in the Office of Sponsored Projects. The Research Administrator will assist faculty and staff in seeking and proposing sponsored research, service projects, and other creative activities to federal, state, industry or private sponsors. Other duties include, but are not limited to; serving as the University liaison between the sponsor and university personnel in the proposal process; reviewing proposals against institutional guidelines, sponsor requirements, and applicable regulations; identify deficiencies and provide guidance to faculty and college administrators on resolving the issues; coordinate with subrecipients and other institutions; submitting proposals to sponsors via electronic systems; providing ongoing support to the project for the life of the award, which includes communicating project changes to the sponsor, processing award modifications, submitting progress reports and no cost extensions, and collaborating with the Grants and Contracts Office and Post-Award staff; sustaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, colleagues, government and community members; and other duties as assigned.

Candidates with the ability to understand and interpret formalized policies, guidelines, rules, regulations, legal contracts language and applicable laws, knowledge of the principles of grants administration, including proposal and budget development, cost principles, and the Uniform Guidance are encouraged to apply.

Department Information

Sponsored Projects at the University of Nevada, Reno (University) works with University employees, external sponsors and subcontractors to achieve funding for research and other scholarly activities and to provide oversight and advice on issues of federal, state and institutional compliance, laws and regulations. Sponsored Projects assists the University in assuring that maximum public benefit is derived from sponsored projects funding. For more information, use the following link:



Full-Time Equivalent


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This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.




Compensation Grade B


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two years, or Master's Degree and one year, of experience related to administration or research compliance


Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with excellent time management, organization, and interpersonal skills; the ability to remain calm, courteous, and professional in difficult situations; the ability to manage high volume in a high stress environment are encouraged to apply.