A Research Coordinator I position is available starting immediately in the laboratories of principal investigators Drs. Scott C. Lenaghan and C. Neal Stewart, Jr. (PIs) at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. This position will be responsible for coordinating all funded research projects between the two PIs and also their stand-alone grants, within the Departments of Food Science and Plant Sciences. The applicant will be responsible for the following tasks: 1) Research coordination for all compliance issues including Institutional Biosafety Committee, and USDA APHIS applications and reporting to assure that research efforts are in compliance with all appropriate guidelines and statutes. 2) Act as a research liaison between the PIs and the sponsored programs office. 3) Coordinate research outputs between UT and research collaborators for uniformed research reporting and compliance with research funding offices. 4) ARPA-E Technology Transfer and Outreach tasks related to funded research grants to PIs. 5) Coordinate research interactions among teams. 6) Research budget oversight and reporting to act as a liaison also between PIs, business managers, and research program officers. 7) Research coordination for laboratory designs, protocols, quality assurance, and personnel. 8) Research document preparation and editing, including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and graphics. 9) Other duties as assigned.
The position is available immediately for one-to-two years with a possibility of renewal based on performance and continued funding. Minimal qualifications are a bachelor's degree or more than 3 years of relevant experience. The research coordinator should have knowledge and experience in plant and cell biology methods and their reporting. Salary based on experience and qualifications according to UT policy.
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