Grants Coordinator Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is continuously ranked among the best in the nation, the department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE), with ABET-accredited programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering. The undergraduate enrollment currently is about 944 students.
The ECE graduate program offers Master of Science and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering, with a diverse student body of 400 students. We grant approximately 120 master’s and 40 PhD degrees every year. Our graduates are recruited by major companies such as IBM, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, AT&T, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Ford, and GM. Many of our students continue their studies in the PhD program at Ohio State and other top graduate programs. Our PhD graduates hold faculty positions at other universities in the United States and overseas.
ECE's 58 faculty members and 13 researchers are active in the areas of analog and RF electronic circuits, communications/signal processing, computer and digital systems, computer vision/image processing, control systems, electromagnetics/remote sensing/microwaves, optics and photonics, nanotechnology/electronic materials, robotics/intelligent transportation, networking and sustainable energy and power systems.
Annual external funding for ECE is about $20.1M. Of the 58 faculty in ECE, 20 are IEEE fellows and one is a National Academy of Engineering member. Our research laboratories are housed in three buildings: Dreese Labs, Caldwell Labs and the ElectroScience Lab.
Under the direction of the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department Business Officer, this position manages pre- and post-award grants and contract activities, providing award expertise in support of the production, review, and receipt of budgets, resources, letters of support, and other required administrative components of grant proposal submission. This position assists with proposal writing and review and provides proposal development tools, aids, and direct support to faculty. This person serves as a technical expert and primary contact on all electronic and paper proposal submissions for assigned grants. This position coordinates submission of proposals with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) or Engineering Research Sponsored Program Services (ESPS). This position investigates, evaluates, and notifies Principal Investigators (PIs) of funding opportunities. This person will collaborate with researchers, core staff, and administrators in order to provide post-award fiscal management of grants and contracts, including preparing, reviewing and advising on grant budgets, personnel appointments and effort, cost sharing, and project expenditures. This position ensures adherence to University and College policies and conformance of supporting documentation to University guidelines and third party regulations, as well as monitors grant budgets and personnel appointments; reconciles and analyzes project funding, expenses, travel, and commitments. This position manages grant timelines and ensures projects are set up, closed, funded and changed appropriately and performs forecasts to help PIs with future planning. This position troubleshoots grant pre and post-award funding problems and serves as liaison with OSP and other OSU units. This person will propose and assist with implementing policies, procedures, practices and reporting systems for sponsored project management and reporting. This position also assists other staff with financial and HR actions and participates with training of new PIs and their staff.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Success in this role will require enthusiasm to support grants administration and work closely with a broad range of faculty, researchers, staff, students and university partners in a fast-paced setting. This will require a desire and aptitude to learn quickly while ensuring compliance with College and University policies and procedures and the timely processing of requests.
To be considered, submit your application electronically online at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/. Application materials must include a resume and cover letter.
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Cover letter and resume are required with application submission.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; three years of experience in financial and/or grants management; proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs; excellent data analysis skills including the mastery of spreadsheets and data analysis tools; must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
Considerable knowledge and experience in sponsored research administration; knowledge of University policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Target Salary: $48,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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