Grants Coordinator ElectroScience Laboratory College of Engineering
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The ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) is an internationally recognized center for the study of microwave and optical devices and systems for sensing, communications, and other applications. ESL employs 150 faculty, researchers, graduate students, and staff, and conducts more than $11 million in research annually. ESL is located in two adjacent buildings totaling more than 60,000 square feet of laboratory and work space that houses world-class facilities. ESL research projects span the electromagnetic spectrum from DC to gamma rays in applications that range from national defense to NASA to health care to consumer electronics. ESL has strategic industrial partnerships that include Fortune 50 companies to early stage startups, with dedicated space to house partner companies. The laboratory also has significant funding from domestic and international government agencies.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Grants Coordinator will manage all sponsored research activities for the ElectroScience Lab (ESL). This position will oversee $10M in external research funding and provide support to ESL Principal Investigators (PIs). This person serves as liaison between research faculty and various constituents, including, but not limited to Engineering Sponsored Programs Services (ESPS), the Office of Sponsored programs (OSP), Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Asset Management, the Research Foundation and other unit administrative staff. This position acquires program guidelines, forms and relevant information, as required. This position calculates and reviews grant budgets, as well as administers and monitors the expenditures of funded research projects including coordination of personnel appointments, personnel expenditure transfers, procurement, travel, cost sharing, release time, etc. with unit staff and internal/external partners. This position initiates, reconciles and resolves issues with financial discrepancies, such as procurement, journal entries and general ledger transactions. This position resolves contractual issues with PIs, ESPS and OSP, as well as audits research project expenditures to ensure appropriate compliance and cost sharing commitments are met. This person works with and prepares reports in university systems and databases as needed and works closely with the Engineering Research Operations (ERO) Business Manager to maintain compliance with fiscal and human resource controls. This position provides comprehensive information on policies, procedures, and programs to unit personnel, and ensures compliance with University, College, unit and Research Foundation policies and procedures are followed and all supporting documentation conforms to University guidelines.
We welcome applicants whose grants management abilities complement the administrative operations and research strengths of ESL. Success in this role will require enthusiasm for coordination and administrative grant support in a fast-paced, technical research center. This will require a desire and aptitude to learn quickly and continue to develop and adapt to changing unit needs, while ensuring compliance within University policies and procedures.
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Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration and three years of financial management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of accounting principles and applications; progressively responsible administrative experience.
Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration; extensive experience in OSU fiscal administration; considerable knowledge and experience in sponsored research administration; knowledge of University policies and procedures, and rules and regulations.
Target Salary: $52,000.00 - $62,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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