Research Administrator

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Rosette Brannock | (502) 094-7917 | Sioux Falls, SD


I have over 4 years of experience as a research administrator. I am responsible for the management and coordination of all research activities within an organization. I have excellent organizational skills and am able to work independently with little supervision. I am also very detail-oriented and have a strong understanding of the scientific method. In addition, I have superb written and communication skills which are essential in this field.


Senior Research Administrator at Sanford Health, SDMar 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of five research administrators in the development and implementation of an institutional review board (IRB) submission process, which resulted in a 50% reduction in average IRB processing time.
  • Negotiated and executed over $20 million in sponsored research agreements on behalf of the institution, resulting in increased funding for academic programs.
  • Developed and implemented new policies and procedures related to human subjects research that were adopted by the institution’s Board of Trustees.
  • Led efforts to streamline internal processes for routing, reviewing, and approving grant applications, saving the institution thousands of dollars per year in administrative costs.
  • Worked with senior leadership to develop a strategic plan for growth of the Sponsored Research office, leading to an increase in staffing levels from 5 to 15 employees.

Research Administrator at Avera Health, SDSep 2018 - Jan 2022

  • Successfully wrote and submitted 12 research grant proposals, leading to $3 million in funding for the organization.
  • Oversaw a team of 4 research coordinators who managed day-to-day operations for 20 active clinical trials.
  • Successfully recruited 150 patients for participation in clinical trials.
  • Maintained IRB approval status for all active studies.
  • Monitors adherence to GCP/ICH guidelines across all studies conducted by the organization.
  • Prepared and distributed monthly reports detailing progress made on each ongoing study to PI’s, sponsors, and upper management.


Master of Science in Research Administration at University of South DakotaAug 2014 - May 2018

I've learned how to manage research projects, write research proposals, and work with sponsors and investigators.


  • Research Administration
  • Research Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting and Finance

Jackelyn Santistevan | (417) 357-4429 | Colorado Springs, CO


I have over 4 years of experience as a research administrator. I am highly skilled in managing research projects, coordinating with team members, and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. I am also experienced in grant writing and securing funding for research projects. I am passionate about my work and committed to providing the best possible support to researchers so that they can achieve their goals.


Senior Research Administrator at National Jewish Health, COMar 2022 - Present

  • Led the development of a new online research application system that resulted in a 70% increase in submissions and helped the department save $50,000 annually.
  • Negotiated and secured over $5 million in external funding for various research projects.
  • Wrote successful grant proposals that led to the approval of 3 large federal grants totaling $2.5 million.
  • Managed a team of 10 researchers and support staff members working on 4 different studies simultaneously.

Research Administrator at University of Colorado Boulder, COAug 2018 - Jan 2022

  • Led the development and implementation of a new research administration software system, which resulted in increased efficiency and cost savings.
  • Negotiated and secured funding for 20+ multimillion-dollar research projects.
  • Developed and oversaw the implementation of policies and procedures related to research administration.
  • Trained new staff on research administration processes and procedures.
  • Managed a team of 15 Research Administrators.


Master of Science in Research Administration at University of Colorado BoulderAug 2014 - May 2018

I have learned skills in budgeting, research compliance, and project management.


  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Research skills
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Project management
  • Time management