Research Administration Associate - Pre/Post Award

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7222470 (Ref.No. 18661-en_US)
Posted: February 29, 2024

Job Description


The Research Administration Associate will support the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics with pre-award and post award grant administration. This role will include developing grant budgets and assisting with progress reports, sub-awards, and various other compliances. Knowledge of BCM and federal and state grant policies and procedures is critical.


Employees with CRA certification are eligible for certification pay.


This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

Job Duties

  • Review and approve grant proposal submissions and other items (progress reports, no-cost extensions, carry-forward requests, etc.) via BRAIN to Sponsored Programs Office
  • Provide guidance to administrative staff and faculty on grant proposal submission corrections and revisions
  • Research and provide sponsored program expertise by interpreting sponsor guidelines (Uniform Guidance) for federal and state agencies and private foundations, such as NIH and Keck Foundation
  • Responsible for pre-award grants management
    • Develop budgets, budget justifications, grant proposal submission, etc
    • Ensure faculty and grants are research compliant under IACUC, COI, RCR, etc. regulations
    • Review cost distributions of faculty and lab staff to ensure personnel effort are appropriately sourced on sponsored programs
  • Responsible for post award grants management
    • Prepare and submit financial reports, progress reports, prior-approvals, no cost extensions, carryforwards, effort, compliance, etc.
  • Train junior administrative staff in pre-award and post award grants management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.  Certified Research Administrator certification through the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must have strong background in grant management, pre and post award
  • Ability to multi-task excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a deadline environment



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.