Research Administrator

Colorado State University

The Office of Sponsored Programs seeks to hire two full-time Research Administrators to the OSP team in person, hybrid, or fully remote.

The Research Administrator reports to the Senior Research Administrator according to the team structure. This position supports the department’s mission of supporting and assisting faculty toward their goal of outstanding research and scholarly activities and providing stewardship of sponsored funds through responsible management of contracted activity. The Research Administrator provides guidance, direction and instruction regarding all aspects of the proper application and/or adaptation of standards, principles, and other guidelines with regard to the submission of proposals and administration of awards for externally funded activities at CSU. The Research Administrator serves as an authorized representative for the approval/submission of proposals.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. To see the full posting and apply, please visit:

This position has the opportunity to be a fully remote position.

Salary: $65,000-$80,000

Required Job Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of research administration experience. Candidates with a High School Diploma (or GED) plus a minimum of 6 years of research administration experience will be considered for employment in this position (in lieu of a degree).
Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in effective writing and communication skills
Demonstrated experience in computer proficiencies with word processing, spreadsheets, communications tools, and internet navigation
Demonstrated experience in basic research skills (e.g., asking questions, resolving discrepancies, evaluating results)
Demonstrated experience in providing excellent customer service skills, working in a team environment, collaborative approach to work, and building effective professional relationships
Central or departmental sponsored programs administration at a College or University
Experience being an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for the submission of proposals.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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