Senior Research Administration Associate - Pre Award

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7219985 (Ref.No. 18624-en_US)
Posted: February 22, 2024

Job Description


The Senior Research Administration Associate will contribute to the strategic efforts and lead implementation for pre-award grant activities for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Cancer Center. This includes planning, execution, and coordination and management of all grant related submissions for the Center for Epidemiology and Population Health. The main goal of this position is to provide grant submission support and coordinate all grant related activities to support Oncology-Epidemiology level projects. The role will also take on special projects for pre-award activities as needed.  This position will be housed in Pediatric Hem/Onc and supports the Epidemiology and Population Health Director and Center. Primary coordination and management of all grant related submissions under the Center Director and the Pre-Award iOUA and program infrastructure. Other faculty grant submissions will be assigned as needed to ensure team cohesion and effective grant processing. 

Job Duties

  • Recommend improvement to and changes in operations to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Provide grant program expertise, financial expertise, and guidance related to sponsored research to leaders and faculty.
  • Review and approve grant applications, certifying summary data in the College's electronic Biomedical Research and Assurance Information Network (BRAIN) on behalf of the department.
  • Contribute and lead the development and continuous improvement of the pre-award and post award grants management process.
  • Review and analyze current protocols, faculty-staff communication, and quality of the submission process.
  • Make recommendations for process revisions and lead implementation of changes as appropriate.
  • Consult with faculty regarding funding opportunities, eligibility, and application requirements for sponsored funding. The opportunities can range from simple fellowship grants to complex grants and contracts.
  • Contribute to the preparation of budget for grant quarterly/biannual/annual reporting purposes.
  • Prepare grants and subcontracts submissions internally (BRAIN) and externally (Sponsor sites).
  • Ensure compliance with all guidelines.
  • Serve as grants liaison between faculty, Baylor College of Medicine, national and international institutions, and/or federal/private funding agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing large scale grant submissions



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.