Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Sponsored Projects Officer- Research Sponsored Projects

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Full Time, Benefit Eligible


    Sponsored Projects Officer (SPO):  Responsible for the compliance oversight of grants and contracts for all sponsored research. The SPO provides proactive guidance and support to Principal Investigators (PIs) and staff with proposal preparation and submission; contract award negotiation and acceptance; and overall management of sponsor compliance.





    Why Nationwide Children's? The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    Job Duties:

    1. Serves as primary contact with the sponsor to clarify proposal guidelines, funding priorities and to assess submission deadlines and award reporting requirements.
    2. Ensures adherence to institutional policies and sponsor guidelines for funding applications, and performs final administrative review of proposal submissions.
    3. Liaise with the Office of Compliance, Office of Technology Transfer Commercialization, Legal Services, Human Resources, Research Finance, other Research Institute departments and centers;  Division Chiefs, Center Directors and hospital administrators and others as necessary to support the pre- and post- award management of sponsored research.
    4. Coordinates the negotiation and execution of awards and modifications with sponsors.
    5. Assists in aligning the Research Institute’s policies and practices with sponsor’s requirements (including indirect cost recovery, cost-share, space requirements; reporting requirements; and patent and property rights).
    6. Works with sponsors, administration, PIs and research staff to resolve programmatic and compliance issues.
    7. Disseminates information on changes with NIH and other sponsors guidelines, forms, requirements, regulations, etc., and provides formal and informal training for faculty and staff.
    8. Active member of the administrative research support team, facilitates meetings as needed to effectively oversee compliance with institutional, local, state, federal and other sponsor requirements and regulations;
    9. Maintains a high level of professional knowledge through self-study, research, participation in professional development, and attendance at webinars and conferences.
    10. Performs additional duties, as assigned.





    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; Master's degree preferred.

    Experience in proposal development and management of grant/contract mechanisms required.

    Excellent oral and written communication skills, highly organized, and flexibility is required.

    Analytical and organizational skills required to compile and analyze grant/contract proposals and other data related to sponsored projects, and to manage multiple on-going activities and deadlines.






    Note frequency as Constantly (67-100%)

    Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement.

    Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit. Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload.

    The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time.

    Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated with grants, required documentation related to the physician’s OSU faculty appointment, etc.


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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