Senior Associate Sponsored Research Analyst (Contracts)

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Research Administration
Office Of Technology Transfer
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


This position is located in the central Office of Sponsored Programs.



  • Provides assistance to faculty and staff in preparing proposals for contractual awards with complex terms and conditions.
  • Reviews sponsored research contractual terms/conditions and seeks guidance from supervisors and/or General Counsel as needed.
  • Negotiates and draft sponsored research agreements and subcontracts with funding agencies/sponsors.
  • Interacts with funding agencies/sponsors, faculty and staff to resolve institutional, regulatory, and contract management issues.
  • Prepares Notice of Award Acceptance documents, ensures accuracy of administrative and financial award information.
  • Responds to sponsor/agency, faculty or staff requests for additional information and/or clarification.
  • Ensures appropriate certifications are obtained by faculty and forwarded to sponsor/agency.
  • Coordinates getting required approvals or certifications from the appropriate organizational committees such as the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee.
  • Ensures funding agencies receive required approval letters.
  • Ensures all compliance and regulatory requirements have been met as required by law, institutional or agency/sponsor policies.
  • Maintains required records.
  • Handles non-financial post-award activities such as reviewing and drafting amendments, modifications and addendums.
  • Assists in organizing educational seminars/workshops for faculty and staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business management, applied science or a related field and three years of related experience.
  • Certified Research Administrator preferred.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written), negotiation and customer service skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and apply complex information.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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