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Grants & Contracts Officer - Research Sponsored

Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Grants & Contracts Officer - Research Sponsored

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The Grants & Contracts Officer (GCO) is responsible for the compliance oversight of outgoing funds (sub-awards, sub-contracts, consulting and purchase services agreements) for all sponsored research. The GCO provides proactive guidance and support to Principal Investigators (PIs) and staff with adherence to the appropriate contracting mechanism; oversees subcontracting negotiation and execution.

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

Here, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our core values and practices. We are passionate about building, sustaining and evolving an inclusive and equitable environment. We are seeking individuals who live these values and want to share their experiences and efforts in support of our collective mission.
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  • Serves as a contact with the sub-recipient to clarify institutional policies and prime sponsor guidelines.
  • Ensures adherence to institutional policies and sponsor guidelines for issuance of funding and agreements to outside institutions.
  • Liaise with the Office of Compliance, Office of Technology Transfer Commercialization, Legal Services, Human Resources, Research Purchasing, Research Finance, other Research Institute departments and centers; Division Chiefs, Center Directors and hospital administrators and others as necessary to support the post- award management of sponsored research.
  • Coordinates the negotiation and execution of subawards and modifications with subrecipients/vendors.
  • Assists in aligning the Research Institute’s policies and practices with subrecipient’s requirements (including sub recipient monitoring, indirect cost recovery, cost-share, space requirements; reporting requirements; patent and property rights; purchasing).
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act reporting
  • Works with sub-sites, administration, PIs and research staff to resolve programmatic and compliance issues.
  • Disseminates information on changes with NIH and other sponsors guidelines, forms, requirements, regulations, etc., and provides formal and informal training for faculty and staff.
  • 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.
  • Maintains a high level of professional knowledge through self-study, research, participation in professional development, and attendance at webinars and conferences.
  • Performs additional duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Prefer experience in proposal development and/or research administration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, highly organized, and flexibility is required.
  • Analytical and organizational skills required to compile and analyze grants/contracts and other data related to sponsored projects, and to manage multiple on-going activities and deadlines.

  • Sitting
  • Stooping
  • Standing
  • Talking on the phone or in person
  • Walking
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • File Draws
  • Kneeling
  • Finger Dexterity

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.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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