Assistant Director of Research Administration Services

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Research Admin
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

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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.


Assists Research Administrative Services leadership in the day-to-day operations and administrative management of staff performing pre- or post-award activities for the sponsored projects research portfolio for their assigned department, division or school.



  • Assists RAS leadership to hire, train and evaluate staff.
  • Coaches staff to ensure appropriate professional development.
  • Assigns and reviews work of staff.
  • Monitors compliance with agency and University reporting regulations.
  • Tracks metrics to monitor efficiency and efficacy, generates reports, and helps determine if operational adjustments and improvements should be made.
  • Works with stakeholders to address any problems or issues that arise and seeks the involvement of the RAS Director, as necessary.
  • Interacts with central offices of research administration and external sponsors.
  • Works with RAS leadership and team to create new processes and efficiencies, where needed.
  • Provides a set of consistent and standardized reports to RAS leadership and other leaders on a regular basis.
  • Responds to requests for data and information.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. 


  • Bachelor's degree and six years of experience in grants and contracts management, or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Master's degree is strongly preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience is desired.
  • Knowledge of federal rules and regulations relating to research grant and/or contract activity.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

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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