Grant & Contract Research Administrator

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


143J-YN_CS_NPS - Fiscal Analyst 2

Business Title:

Grant & Contract Research Administrator

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Job Family:

Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and qualified individual to join our Business Services team as a Grant and Contract Research Administrator. This position provides a high level of financial and organizational oversight to CPPS faculty, administration, and students in the area of research administration, including accurate and comprehensive budgetary coordination of research related grants and contracts.
This position serves as a grants manager assisting with the smooth operation of proposal submission, award review and documentation, compliance with federal, stage, and university policies and procedures, and final closeout of research related grants and contract awards. In addition, this position provides financial advice, interpretation and evaluation of agency guidelines, recommendations for funding opportunities, and comprehensive budgetary administration.

Essential Duties:

  • Grants/Contracts Pre-Award Management - 40%
  • Grants and Contracts Post Award & Award Closure - 35%
  • Principal Investigator (PI) Support and Reports Management/Analysis - 20%
  • Other - 5%

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, which must include 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and one year of relevant professional experience; OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated customer service experience working with a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and comfort with Microsoft Office software products.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial budgeting and analysis.
  • WSU Research Administration Certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • ORSO Budget Certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional two years of experience with research administration at WSU or other institute of higher education.
  • Demonstrated work experience that requires fiscal accountability, internal controls, and organizational skills.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Pharmacy Business Services

City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202-2131
Department Link: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monthly Salary: Range 44, $3,558.00 - $4,777.00. Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. 


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FTE: 100%
This is a Permanent position.

Initial Screening Date: Ongoing; open until filled

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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