ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist team of Principal Investigators engaged in ocean robotics research, technology development, and related activities by providing programmatic and administrative oversight including, but not limited to the following:
Serve as the liaison with project funding institutions and partner organizations, including the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium (ECOC) members.
Oversee test tank and overall facility scheduling.
Coordinate multi-organization proposal preparation and submission, correspondence, procurement activities, and personnel resources.
Provide and interpret income and expense analyses.
Coordinate travel arrangements and equipment logistics for PI-led research cruises, including flights, lodging, meals, and ground transport for participants and shipping of materials.
Assist with managing and updating program websites and data reporting activities. Coordinate with URI and GSO public engagement and communications groups to provide and edit outreach materials.
Interpret and apply rules and regulations pertaining to URI, State and Federal funding agencies’ policies and procedures.
Support Summer Undergraduate Research Programs by setting up summer housing, onboarding accepted participants, arranging travel, and assisting with program activities. Maintain program web pages, including material and contacts related to the application process. Create contact database and track career paths of prior participants using LinkedIn or similar software. Assist in preparation of summer student program reports.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform additional duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers; word processing, Microsoft Office Suite, database management and spreadsheet software. Familiarity with electronic research administration (eRA) systems.