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Research Administrator Job

Job Number: RIH15012

Job Title: Research Administrator

Department: 2PAMB Friedman HCC - 7531002

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related area, or lieu, at least 10 years of relevant research administration experience.


At least three to five years experience in a research/academic environment to include federal and non-federal funding, grant application processes, and regulations set by local, federal, hospital, and independent agencies.

Excellent verbal and written skills are essential. The ability to interact with persons from diverse backgrounds such as MD’s, PhD’s, research and administrative staff.

Thorough knowledge of microcomputers, peripheral equipment and networks. Thorough knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Windows. Ability to learn specific research access programs.

The Center for International Health Research (CIHR) requires a full-time Research Administrator to manage the center, service multiple investigators and administratively manage their research projects. Reporting to the department Chair/Chief and/or Departmental Research Manager, plans, develops, monitors and coordinates the departmental research administrative activities for assigned department/programs at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition, responsibilities will include the preparation of grant applications and subcontracts, management of multiple budgets, review of financial reports and rectifications, IRB and IACUC applications, service contracts, purchase orders, recruitment requests, payroll, time and effort reports, spreadsheets, travel and meeting arrangements.