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Senior Research Administrator

Job Description

As Rhode Island's largest health system and private employer, Lifespan is dedicated to improving the way clinical care, medical research and education, and community services are delivered. Take the first step today to join our team of dedicated professionals.


Working at Lifespan

At Lifespan, we utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to medicine and provide the right blend of autonomy and collaboration. If you share our passion for providing the very best care in a supportive professional setting, join one of the nation’s Top 100 health systems. Lifespan is committed to clinical excellence and devoted to our mission of delivering health with care.

Job Requirements


Under the general supervision of the Administrative Manager (s) Research Projects Management ensures completion and performs a variety of functions related to the administrative aspects of research grants and contracts. Works with a variety of clients across all Lifespan affiliates.



  • Collaborates with Administrative Manager (s) and Director in the development updating and communication of Hospital policies and procedures. Prepares a variety of special reports and analysis. May lead special projects as needed utilizing communication and organizational skills in achieving final goals.
  • Develops implements and ensures adherence to grants management policies and procedures related to administrative aspects of the management of grant applications grant awards and clinical trial activities.
  • Collaborates in the coordination of the development implementation and management of research information and accounting systems.
  • In coordination with the Director and the Administrative Manager(s) may conduct training sessions for investigators and other research staff.
  • Provides direct assistance guidance and resource information to Hospital personnel seeking new or continued funding for sponsored project activities. Activities include advising assisting drafting and reviewing proposals applications budget cost and program analyses verifications and other related activities. May assume responsibility for handling complex proposals or applications. Ensure negotiation of final terms of award and contract language.
  • Maintains continual contact with Research Finance for smooth coordination of post award activities.


Other information:


  • A Baccalaureate Degree in health care biological sciences or related field. 
  • Must have excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word Excel Access and Power Point. 
  • Comfortable in public speaking and training environments.


  • At least 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in the field of research administration (grants and contracts regulations requirements) demonstrating knowledge of and ability to interpret related requirements and regulations and to communicate effectively.
  • Travel to and from various research sites in the Providence area. 
  • Walking on the hospital campuses to various locations. 
  • Normal office environment.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Senior Research Administrator

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