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Job Summary

This temporary position will be to support research administrator work. This position is responsible for standard/routine research administration-related activities in the pre-award domain (i.e. budget development and negotiation). This position may also consult on existing processes and brainstorm improvements.



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Handle pre-award activities ensuring all Michigan Medicine, University, and sponsor policies and guidelines are followed.
  • Prepare and negotiate budgets with sponsors.
  • Prepare and route CTRFs and PAFs.
  • Enter budgets in our Clinical Trials Management System, OnCore.
  • Serve as liaison for faculty with sponsor and University central offices (i.e. Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP), the Calendar Review & Analysis (CRAO)).  This will require close collaboration and frequent communication with departments, faculty, study teams, research administrators, and others.

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in Research Administration.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems with the ability to follow unit specific procedures.
  • Intermediate presentation skills to include the ability to create presentations (i.e. add slides, insert images, move and resize objects)
  • Ability to think strategically and see how various pieces fit into the big picture.
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects, and priorities including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify, investigate and resolve mid-size issues and discrepancies.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills demonstrating the ability to present options and solutions in a clear and concise manner, communicating with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to positively project the department internally and externally.

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced spreadsheet skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets with complex formulas (i.e. v-lookup, linked files, graphs, pivot tables).
  • Ability to calculate, analyze, and interpret mathematical and statistical information (i.e. percent differences, ratios, median, mean, weighted average)
  • Previous research administration, financial, medical billing or study coordinator experience.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


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