Research Coordinator III - Administration - Engineering

Knoxville, TN
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Coordinator III - Administration - Tickle College of Engineering

Regular Full-time, Pay Range MR12

The Engineering Research Office (ERO), located in the Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time research Coordinator III.  The ERO provides concierge service to enhance the quality and success of extramural research proposals. Reporting to the Research Director, the Coordinator III will be a primary contact for faculty and support staff in the seven academic departments and six research centers comprising the TCE's research enterprise. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Coordinator III will have an active role in implementing efforts to enhance the success of faculty members relative to external funding.  Primary duties include: providing technical assistance to faculty members relative to all aspects of proposal support, from analysis of the RFP/solicitation, to the initial stages of proposal planning and budget development, to facilitating internal/external collaborative arrangements, through final submission to sponsor; serving as liaison with internal and external constituencies to facilitate collaborative research activities, exchange information, and clarify procedures and requirements during the proposal stage; coordinating the strategic development of large proposals;  participating in ongoing examinations of college research metrics and benchmarking data to facilitate strategic planning and decision-making by college leadership.

Minimum Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with at least eight years of related experience, or Master’s degree with at least four years of related experience is required. 


  • Years of experience should be directly related to sponsored research, preferably within a university environment or in a corporate or non-profit setting with extensive experience with state and federal funding agencies
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience interpreting and applying federal regulations relative to sponsored research
  • Experience with grant and contract policies of state, federal, private, and non-profit funding agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work and/or lead within a team
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively and tactfully with personnel at all levels
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; proficiency in MS Excel
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with UTK fiscal policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of Uniform Guidance
  • Proficient in using sponsor-specific submission systems such as, Fastlane, and
  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credential
Interested individuals must provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.  All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Administration - Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 11, 2021, 5:00:58 PM

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