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Requisition ID:  9624

Research Account Specialist

Job Summary

*Updated, March 20, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


As part of the Engineering Business Office, the position of Research Account Specialist will manage a designated group of faculty research portfolios.  The position will be working closely with faculty to guide the administration of research through the appropriate steps by maintaining continuous flow through proposal submission, award, and post award activities. The position will include promoting communication among the research team and taking responsibility for project reporting and coordination. There will also be a need for preparing and reviewing grant projections and working with the research team to address any issues. The Research Account Specialist will also be interfacing with participants, sponsors, subcontractors, and other Purdue offices regarding budget revisions and other financial issues.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or related
  • One years of experience in account management, financial management, or related
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required experience
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, organizational, project-management and customer service skills
  • Strong quantitative skills with ability to synthesize complex information and produce quality management reports
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policies and procedures
  • Ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that allows for demands of reporting, implementation of new projects, etc.
  • Learning orientation toward changing technology impacting business processes


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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