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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.

Job Summary

The Department of Surgery maintains a robust portfolio of research that is made up of basic, translational, health services and clinical projects. External research funding for the current fiscal year is approximately $28M to-date, and we submit roughly 250 new proposals each year. Our funding comes from many different funding sources, including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, foundations, professional societies, and industry sources. We are seeking a Research Administrator Senior/Intermediate who can act as a business partner to our faculty in order to support our research mission. This position will assist with managing pre and post-award activities in the department. The incumbent will become part of a 12-person team that is dedicated to providing solid support for grant submissions and post-award accounting, research facilities management, and research procurement.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings



Pre-award responsibilities include assisting faculty in the development, preparation, and timely submission of grant and contract proposals to various sponsors including NIH, NSF, DOD, foundations and industry. Activities include budget preparation, PAF submissions via eResearch, preparing forms required by sponsor, and ensuring applications meet sponsor, school and university deadlines and guidelines.

Post-award Post award management of an assigned group of sponsored projects throughout the project life cycle. This includes reconciliation of accounts, managing research grant account activity for compliance issues, budgetary restraints and payroll discrepancies, account review meetings with faculty on a regular basis, requesting sub project/grants and subcontracts, processing budget allocations, forecasting and analysis, processing invoices, preparing progress reports (NIH RPPR) and other reports as required by the sponsors; and consult with ORSP and Sponsored Programs as needed.

Required Qualifications*

• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel
• Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
• Ability to work under pressure, set priorities, handle multiple assignments and deadlines, while operating in a flexible and professional manner.
• High degree of initiative and resourcefulness
• Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

Senior level requires 5 or more years of experience in grants administration

Intermediate level requires 3-5 years of experience in grants administration

Desired Qualifications*

• Experience using M-Reports and eReconciliation
• Understanding of Uniform Guidance
• Experience with electronic proposal submission systems, particularly eResearch and
• Prior experience with federal funding agencies

Work Locations


Additional Information

The Med School has provided approval for up to 2 hires from this posting.

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.