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Research Project Administrator III

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Research Project Administrator III
Requisition Number RE38910
Working Title
Department Name 40130:Sponsored Projects Administration
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $50,981-84,115/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting for long periods of time; and repetitive motion related to computer work.
Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm; and additional hours as needed.
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky’s Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) is seeking a Research Project Administrator II or III. The Research Project Administrator is responsible for the administration of external sponsored projects (grants and contracts) university wide. This includes acting as the University of Kentucky administrative liaison for sponsor agencies and university faculty and staff. Additional duties include:

  • review of sponsor proposal guidelines
  • proposal review and identification and communication of issues with proposals and proposal budgets
  • proposal submission to sponsor agency
  • award review and negotiation with sponsors
  • award acceptance and signature
  • sponsored project account establishment
  • interpretation and implementation of university policies and procedures
  • interpretation of sponsor regulations and state law
  • providing responsive and appropriate post-award administrative guidance to faculty, staff, and sponsor agencies

A successful candidate will have the ability to understand, interpret, and research complex and varied regulations; think critically and work collegially in order to successfully resolve questions and issues for faculty, staff, and colleagues; communicate timely and professionally to a diverse range of individuals; the ability to multitask and prioritize; a strong attention to detail; and a willingness to be a lifelong learner.

Founded in 1865 as a land grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass. The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) supports the university’s commitment to pursuing interdisciplinary research and creative efforts to address challenges and disparities faced by the Commonwealth’s citizens. OSPA is responsible for administering over $468 million in extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Adobe, Excel
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Certified Research Administrator preferred.
Deadline to Apply 03/21/2023
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: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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