Research Administrator

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Research Administrator


We will accept applications until the position is filled.  Submit your application online via:

Please use posting number P2000114 to apply.

Direct your questions to Search Committee Chair Virginia Stever at

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at UB’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS) is seeking a state-funded Research Administrator to assist faculty in managing their research administration activities.

The incumbent will provide both general administrative support to the department and all pre- and post-award support of PIs. Responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensively manage research proposals from pre-submission, such as coordinating with collaborators, and obtaining equipment quotes, internal matching and approval through CLICK, to post-award, including student appointments, purchasing, and management of funds, etc.
  • Provide support to all research initiatives within the department, and must work closely with faculty while also interfacing with Sponsored Programs and various funding agencies as needed to meet all deadlines and ensure the proper prioritization of tasks.
  • Specific to pre-award support, the Research Administrator will work with faculty and their research staff to develop budgets and ensure applications for sponsored funds are in compliance with guidelines and requirements. You will work to review, edit, and ensure completion of funding applications. You will act as a liaison between the PI and the collaborators, UB Sponsored Projects Services (SPS), and Dean’s and VPR offices, to obtain timely approvals.
  • Specific to post-award management, the Research Administrator is a resource to the faculty and their staff, determining allowability and ensuring compliance; In addition, you will work to monitor project end dates and track faculty effort, generate financial reports for PI on demand, as well as perform other duties to ensure the efficient operation of grant activities.
  • Facilitate the hiring of student research assistants (stipend), hourly research aides and non-student appointments that are RF/UBF funded. Process all ePTF RF/UBF faculty summer salaries in a timely manner adhering to title specific guidelines to ensure appropriate hires that stay within budget thresholds. Process participant stipends, fellowship and tuition scholarships.
  • Purchase items for faculty with RF/UBF funds. Track and recover computer service fees. Generate Cost transfers for RF/UBF payroll and purchasing. All must be done within spending guidelines and allowable timeframes to ensure proper use of the grant and/or donor money

We are particularly looking for candidates that can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Computer Science and Engineering Department

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers BS degrees in computer science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and in computer engineering (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, a combined 5-year BS-MS program, a minor in computer science, a Certificate in Data-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS in Computer Science/MBA, BS in Computational Physics, BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary – Cognitive Science Concentration, BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) as well as MS and PhD programs in Computer Science & Engineering.

The department currently has over 40 tenure-track faculty, 12 teaching faculty and approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550 masters’ students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior faculty members have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing to expand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key university leadership positions, and eight members of our faculty are IEEE and/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offering excellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty. Recently, a cohort of five junior faculty received the CAREER awards in 2019, setting a national record.

Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge research and successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to biometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational and data science and engineering; computer vision and multimedia systems; database systems; document analysis and recognition; programming languages; high performance computing; cybersecurity; embedded, networked and distributed systems; machine learning and artificial intelligence; connected and autonomous vehicles and sustainable transportation; and theory of computation. Our faculty has excellent publication records over the years. Since 2015, the department has moved up its rank to be among the top 40 on, and is among the top 25 in two recent years (2017 and 2019). During the same period, our research expenditure has grown from $4.5 million (for AY 2015-2016) to $6.3 million (AY 2019-2020).

University at Buffalo (UB)

The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City and Region

Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services.