Research Administrator 1 - Research Development Coordinator

Categories Business Expires: 15th May, 2024 Texas

Position Description

Performs routine pre-award and/or post-award sponsored programs activities associated with management and oversight of the life cycle of awards.

About the University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Lubbock:Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

About the Department and/or College

The Accounting Services Research Development Team is seeking an initiative-driven individual who possesses the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, enjoys expressing creative freedom, can work on assigned projects to achieve turnaround goals and deadlines, and has the skills necessary to work in Microsoft Suite programs, Visio, and other design software. This individual should also be comfortable with presentations or is interested in developing their public speaking and presentation skills.

The Research Development Team within Accounting Services is an innovative team dedicated to completing strategic initiatives for research administration in service to the goals and objectives of Accounting Services and the University.

Major/Essential Functions


  • Administer comprehensive post-award support of university sponsored projects and collaborate between institutional constituents (primarily principal investigator and college/department staff) to gain efficiencies, enhance information systems, and provide excellent customer service using best practice techniques for managing sponsored projects.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining internal and campus-wide Cognos reports to analyze trends and monitor compliance and performance.
  • Assist in developing and delivering internal and campus-wide training programs for principal investigators, research faculty, department grant administrators and Accounting Services Research staff.
  • Administer assigned Research and Development team projects to achieve turnaround goals and deadlines.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 1 year experience OR combination of education and experience to equal 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in business or a closely related field.
  • CRA/CPRA/CFRA certificate or eligible candidate.
  • Post-award grant experience including budgeting, invoicing, financial reporting, award set up and award closeout.
  • Experience with Banner, Cognos and Cayuse (or similar financial, reporting and grants management systems).
  • Ability to learn complex information systems and exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Experience preparing and giving presentations.
  • Demonstrated competency in verbal and written communication, time management, accounting or analytical procedures, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the institution, which includes advising principal investigators and sponsored programs administration staff.


Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Occasional Duties


  • Travel as needed for professional development.


Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type

Full Time

Pay Basis


Minimum Hire Rate


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

Travel Required

Up to 25%



Schedule Details

M-F; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grant Funded?


Job Group

Business Professionals

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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