Requisition ID:  28907

Research Administration Specialist

Job Summary

The Post-Award Sponsored Funding Administrator will work on a team to provide general or specialized post-award support for grants and contract portfolios. This position will be responsible for meeting established account management expectations, identifying deviations, and resolving account management problems. Additionally, this role will serve as liaison to the sponsor(s) and partner with the Business Office, faculty, and other university personnel in the fiscal management of grants and contracts, manage project tasks, and make improvements to enhance the Post-Award process. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field 
  • Two (2) of experience in research administration, business administration, accounting, or related field 
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, strong attention to detail, and a focus on superior customer service 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and implement uniform guidance; federal, state, and sponsor guidelines; and university policies and procedures
  • Excellent communication, planning, problem-solving, analytical, project management, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Must be able to manage a consistent workload in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels 
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting business processes
  • Ability to operate within the university’s financial, HR, and ERA systems
  • Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, data inquiry, Internet, etc.



  • Business Services or Sponsored Program Services experience


Additional Information:

  • Purdue’s benefits summary 
  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette