Sponsored Research Manager

Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Specific Required Qualifications

Bachelor degree required in STEM field. Experience in all aspects of contract management including proposal development, negotiation and post-award oversight. Experience providing logistical support and guidance to researchers pursuing sponsored funding. Project management expertise pertaining to research facilities, IP, professional development training and related work. Experience in marketing and developing project budgets.

Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree; 2. Experience with eRA software similar to Cayuse; 3. Significant project management experience; 4. CRA: Certified Research Administrator; 5. Marketing experience


Project management of the Mobility Research Center, Innovation Center, Crash Test Center and Professional Training Development Program. Duties to include marketing; CRM; website management; execution of use agreements and contracts; purchasing and policy development and related duties.

Customer Relationship Management of business and industry sponsors of research and facility users. Oversight of pre-award activities related to industry sponsored research contracts including competitive negoation, proposal editing, budget development, submission compliance with RFP requirements; record management; submission and document tracking; and related duties as required.

Oversight of post-award activities for industry research contracts including, but not limited to, performing accounting-related actives and tracking to support project expense management and compliance with sponsor and university policies; coordination of contractual amendments and non-financial agreements (including NDAs, MTAs, MOUs, etc.); coordination of efforts with OSR and appropriate KU business units and HR department staff; oversight of award close-out processes.

Data management for OSR and Graduate Studies as required. Maintain existing and new, data and record-management systems to comply with reporting requests as required.