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Actalent Senior Research Administration Manager (HYBRID) in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

As a Senior Research Administration Manager, you will be responsible for managing a post-award team and financials for the department. Your role will focus on overseeing all aspects related to post-award grants, ensuring compliance and effective management of resources. This position requires a strong background in clinical trials and clinical research, with a focus on excellence in people management. The Senior Research Administration Manager functions not only as a subject matter expert in research administration, but also as a leader within the department and is responsible for direct management of research administration staff.


  • Finance - assisting with monitoring of all departmental funds

  • Human Resources - assisting in the management and operations of all departmental staff including supervision of direct reports, directing, managing, and coaching staff, completion of annual performance reviews, goal setting, and professional development, workload, and resource allocation

  • Compliance - maintain awareness of federal, state, and institutional guidelines/regulations pertaining to policies and research administration

  • Work with the Department Administrator to prepare for annual goal setting and strategic planning

  • Manage daily operations of departmental programs

  • Maintain administrative and operational support systems that may include databases and other information systems specific to assigned areas of expertise

  • Coordinate space allocation and moves

  • Coordinate symposium, conferences, trainings, communications

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is preferred

  • Expert client-service, people management, and project management skills

  • Ability to multi-task and delegate

  • Effective communication skills

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Research Administration, including, pre-award, post-award, HR, Operations and Compliance activities

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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