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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


• Reconciliation of sponsored project grants using various accounting and information systems
• Read, understand, and interpret sponsored grant and clinical trial contract terms and conditions.
• Anticipate reporting deadlines and close-out deadlines for sponsored grants, and complete sponsor reporting.
• Determine the correct project grants for salary support for faculty and staff.
• Analyze the financial status of individual projects as well as faculty members’ full portfolios, including forecasting expenses, and projecting budget period balances.
• Meet with faculty on a regular basis to review their projects.
• Determine the appropriateness of expenses on project grant, including charges that fall under the Uniform Guidance and in compliance with 120-day guidelines.
• Complete other post-award responsibilities, including: set-up new sponsored projects, request sub-accounts, subcontract monitoring, prepare post-award change requests, complete budget allocations, prepare for close-out of projects, and complete the close-out of sponsored projects.
• Request invoicing on sponsored projects and monitor aging receivables.
• Prepare materials for progress reports and other reporting requirements.
• Prepare Other Support documents
• Route Unfunded Agreements (UFA’s) & Data Use Agreements (DUA’s) in eResearch
• Review and approve concur expense reports
• Initiate and process journal entries
• Prepare reporting for non-sponsored projects
• Request invoicing on non-sponsored projects

Required Qualifications*

Research Administrator Senior required qualifications:

Bachelor degree and 5 + years of progressive grant and contract experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with eResearch, Business Objects, M-Reports, and M-Pathways
Preferred candidates will have exposure to a wide variety of sponsors including National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, Foundations, industry contracts, and clinical trials and will have specific experience with the NIH salary and other NIH specific spending, effort reduction, and budget restrictions.


Research Administrator Intermediate required qualifications:

Bachelor degree and 3 - 5 years of grant and contract experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to write clearly and concisely for various mediums, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.