Administrator, Research Program

Administrator, Research Program

#REC10015492 | Updated: Jul 08, 2019 


JOB TYPE: Full-Time

LOCATION: Farmington, , Connecticut, United States, 06032

INDUSTRY: Medical / Healthcare

CATEGORY: Healthcare

SALARY: $50,000.00 - $70,000.00 / year

EDUCATION: Master's Degree

EXPERIENCE: 2-5 years

TRAVEL: Sometimes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Yes - Nationwide relocation offered




Working under limited supervision, the incumbent is responsible for providing advanced administrative support to the Banchereau Lab’s projects. The Research Program Administrator will serve the vital purpose of ensuring that daily and long-term operations run smoothly for both the Immunological Sciences program and Dr. Banchereau’s laboratory.



• Provides administrative support to Dr. Banchereau including extensive travel, calendaring, expense reporting, and keeps biosketches, pubmed and CV’s updated, as well as basic support to lab members such as candidate interviews, onboarding, time sheets, travel, and expense reports. Also assists Dr. Banchereau in tracking and prioritizing activities to be completed and drafting/editing correspondences.

• Acts as program coordinator for center grants: Point of contact for center members, trainees, collaborators, advisers, and NIH program staff, including organizing steering committee meetings, writing reports, web content, preparing presentations to NIH and internal meetings. 

• Manages and tracks progress and spending of projects and cores, meeting regularly, informally with subproject and biological service core and staff with regular reports back to Dr. Banchereau.

• Develops and administers program plans: Defines program requirements in alignment with the Director’s research objectives; identifies and coordinates internal and external resources/providers; tracks program progress; provides ongoing reports to leadership/program sponsors; maintains knowledge of evolving guidelines and directives. 

• Assists with maintaining IRB protocols and MTA’s. 

• Assists scientific staff with grant submission process, including: responsible for preparation of biographical sketches; customizing documents; formatting application text and graphics; preparing bibliography; preparing appendix materials; and provides general advanced administrative support. 

• Supports grant application and reporting by: obtaining data and reports from operational databases, formatting tables and figures, drafting letters of support, obtaining biosketches from collaborators, conducting PubMed searches and preparing bibliographies, and completing disclosure forms. Supports and interacts with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Scientific Programs Development as needed for these efforts. 

• Provides support and assistance in preparation of overall lab budgets; monitors expenditures for supplies and other administrative expenses to ensure conformance with budget. Assists lab in ordering supplies; facilitates purchase orders. 



• Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years relevant research experience, Masters and/or Ph.D. preferred

• Strong communication skills, written and oral

• Strong experience in using a variety of basic computer software including Microsoft Office, PubMed, eCommons, and NCBI is essential. 

• Experience with collaborative research programs and project management desirable.

• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while remaining organized, focused and professional often under short timelines. 

• Initiative to act independently and efficiently under minimal supervision.


IMPORTANT: All resumes must be submitted with a brief candidate summary that outlines the key qualifications required for this position as per the job description. Please showcase all skills and experience relevant to each requirement for THIS particular job. This write-up will be shared with the client along with the resume. Candidates without a proper write-up will not be forwarded to the client.