Research Management Group (RMG)

Open Positions


bulletResearch Process Manager (RPM) (2 positions)

bulletRMG Team Manager


For questions, please contact:

Karen M. Kellner
Human Resources Manager
Research Management Group
Stanford University School of Medicine
3172 Porter Drive, 2nd floor, Room 2115
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212
Stanford Internal Mail Code: 5469
t: 650-498-6845
f: 650-721-2627


Research Process Manager (RPM)- Job # 67069 and # 67070
Job Grade: 3P2
School of Medicine

To apply for either position, go the Stanford Job Search webpage >> and enter "RPM" or position number under the keyword search.


Stanford University is seeking a Research Process Manager 1 to under the guidance of the RMG Trainer, act as the institutional official with delegated signature authority for sponsored projects and fellowships in the School of Medicine ensuring compliance with Federal Regulations, University policies, and sponsor requirements. Provide a broad range of support for research administration to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and department administrators with pre and post award activities.

Duties include:

  • Provide guidance to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and department administrators using in-depth understanding of applicable federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and University policies such as OMB A-21, OMB A-110, Cost Accounting Standards, Food and Drug Administration and Medicare pricing and reimbursements.
  • Work with the principal investigator and department to provide oversight of the proposal preparation and/or post-award activities for a large volume and diverse set of complex federal and non-federal sponsored research projects involving multiple sub-awards, principal investigators, and/or cross-school initiatives.
  • Responsible for budget development based on in-depth understanding of University and sponsor requirements.
  • Review and approve proposals as the institutional official before submission.
  • Provide direction and counsel to faculty and department administrators regarding sponsored projects, and resolve issues relating to pre-award administration.
  • Serve as the university representative liaison between the principal investigator and sponsor.
  • Negotiate awards terms and conditions on behalf of the university and School.
  • Process and issue notice of award to department and to Office of Sponsored Research for account setup.
  • Provide guidance and assist in the resolution of post-award administration.
  • Gain independence towards completing and passing Certification I which will authorize signature authority on a subset of sponsored projects.
  • * Other duties may also be assigned


Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulation, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and interpret university and sponsor policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety, shown through communication of safety concerns and use and promotion of safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Excellent communication skills to convey university policies and pre and post award procedures to all levels of employees and faculty.


Must obtain School of Medicine Research Process Manager Certification Levels I and II.


  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work, use a telephone and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely stand, walk, sort, and file paperwork or parts.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


May work extended or non-standard hours based on project deadlines or business cycle needs.






RMG Team Manager- Job #66183
Job Grade: 1M1
School of Medicine

To apply for this position, go the Stanford Job Search webpage >> and enter "RMG Team Manager" under the keyword search.


The fundamental mission of the Research Management Group (RMG) is to facilitate and promote the research endeavors of the School of Medicine faculty. The RMG provides oversight and management of sponsored projects and ensures compliance with University and sponsor policies and expectations.

This is one of three Team Manager positions, providing key operational leadership (75% time) to a group of Research Process Managers (RPM) and Research Process Manager Associates (RPMA), while also maintaining an RPM assignment (25% time). The Team Manager reports to the Associate Director of Research Administration. Responsibilities include supervision, workload and assignment management and oversight, and policy and process interpretation and implementation.



    • Completion of RPM Certification Levels I and II, which demonstrates the knowledge and application of research administration policies and practices, University and government requirements (CAS, A-21, A-110, etc.).
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Critical thinking skills, with proven ability to interpret and communicate policy.
    • Demonstrate ability with conflict resolution, negotiation, and facilitation.
    • Demonstrated ability to give corrective and constructive feedback as well as monitor expected performance.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to communicate both in writing and verbally. Demonstrated leadership ability to implement change and encourage staff to reach their highest potential.
    • Ability to identify scope/difficulty of tasks/projects, set objectives/goals for self and others.
    • Ability to work in a changing environment and deal effectively with ambiguity.
    • Ability to complete multiple tasks adhering to deadlines, balancing interruptions.
    • Flexibility and a positive approach toward change.
    • Computer skills are critical. Software programs expertise (Word, Excel, Adobe, and PowerPoint), University financial systems, and SPIDERS.
    • Thorough understanding of the RMG, its history and mission.
    • Must complete the School of Medicine Supervisor Essentials training program within first 6-months.
    • Four year college degree or equivalent.
    • Minimum of three years of related experience, five is desired.








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