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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director of Research Administration Services in United States

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration Services (RAS) and fiscal leaders of schools, departments, or divisions served, manages, leads, and supervises staff performing pre- and post-award activities for the sponsored research portfolio for an assigned school, department, or division.


  • Oversees the hiring, training, and supervision of all team members, including the assignment of goals and tasks, and the successful completion of the same.

  • Works closely with Emory University's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements to which grants and contracts are subject to and to confirm that all pre-award activities are handled accordingly.

  • Interacts collaboratively with administrators within Emory University's Finance: Grants and Contracts (FGC) to ensure all post-award activities are processed appropriately.

  • Works actively to resolve conflicts between Principal Investigators (PIs) and team members promptly and satisfactorily.

  • Provides consistent and standardized reports to leadership and stakeholders on a regular basis and ad hoc reports, as needed.

  • Performs other relevant duties as required or assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and seven years of experience in grants and contracts management, or related field.

  • Master's degree is strongly preferred.

  • Previous supervisory and management experience is required.

  • A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.


  • A master’s degree

  • Clinical trials management experience (strongly preferred)

  • At least seven years’ experience managing a team of direct reports with a proven track record of fostering teamwork, showing appreciation of diversity as well as creating cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working effectively together to enable fellow team members and the department research faculty to succeed

  • NIH and other agencies pre-award proposal submission and post-award management duties

  • Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, and Cayuse experience

  • Experience at a large research institution where the volume and complexity of the proposal and award portfolio is similar to Emory

  • Experience working in a matrixed leadership environment

NOTE: Tasks related to this position can be performed remotely with only occasional supported visits to an Emory University location. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 79584

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Cancer RAS

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name WHSCAB