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Research Project Administrator II

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Research Project Administrator II
Requisition Number RE34438
Working Title
Department Name 40130:Sponsored Projects Administration
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $42,931-68,702/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting for long periods at computer; standing desks are available; repetitive motion related to computer work.
Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm; and additional hours as needed.
Job Summary
The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) is seeking a Research Project Administrator II. OSPA is responsible for administering extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Services are available to all University faculty & staff and include assistance with budget preparation and administrative requirements of proposals, review, negotiation, and acceptance of awards, and preparation of subcontract documents.

This position is independently responsible for registrations of UK, faculty, and staff users on sponsor proposal submissions and award retrieval sites. This includes resolving access problems and proactively evaluating access needs to avoid delays in the proposal submission process. The Research Project Administrator will be a subject matter expert in the use of proposal submission software, award management and tracking systems and will train faculty and staff on these and other electronic tools related to sponsored projects. Working closely with OSPA Directors, this position will maintain the OSPA website. Reports related to OSPA proposal and account activity will be produced by the Research Project Administrator II. This position will serve as the point of contact for the State of Kentucky Research Institutions Matching Fund.

Other duties include administration of external sponsored projects University wide, establishment of sponsored project accounts, interpretation and implementation of University policies & procedures, Kentucky state law, federal laws & regulations, and sponsor guidelines, proposal review, proposal submission, and other award negotiation with sponsors. These duties require detailed knowledge of UK’s Administrative Regulations, and Business Procedures for other offices such as payroll, purchasing, and accounts payable.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you will be asked to provide an example of a report that you generate and analyze. Please upload the report as a PDF file in the space marked (Specific Request 1). Be sure to hide any confidential information prior to uploading.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Adobe, Excel.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 06/30/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-08 Expires: 2022-07-08

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