Research Support Manager

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Educational Requirement

A Bachelor’s degree with experience in research administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Master’s degree is desirable.

Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience with grant and contract administration. 
  • 1-3 years’ experience with government funding accounting or comparable contract administration.
  • Knowledge of current local, state, and federal grant regulations is required, including extensive knowledge of federal GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Standards) and knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the recommendations and implementation of new policies and procedures and interpretation of existing policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications including spreadsheet and database software and experience with large databases for data gathering and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Evidence of success in working with a variety of individuals including faculty, principal investigators, research staff, and funding agencies.
  • Ability to work occasional weekend or evening hours.  

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.  
  • Experience with UI accounts payable and purchasing systems such as General Ledger System, E-Pro, MAUI, and HRIS.
  • Experience with academic research administration.
  • Experience with graduate program administration.

Application Details:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a Cover Letter and Resume as part of the application process.  

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential verification. Professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Additional Information:

  • Classification:  Research Support Manager
  • Appointment Type:  Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule:  Full-time
  • Pay Level:  5A

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Contact Information:

  • Contact name:  Joleen Timm
  • Contact email:



Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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