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Currently we have a opening for a Research Coordinator. Send your resume with position name in subject line to mestcenter@gmail.com

Research Coordinator I

Job Description:
Coordination and Communication of MEST Program Activities:

Coordinate meetings for Director, participating faculty, and engineers with representatives from industry, government or academic entities interested in or already participating in the MEST Program.

Coordinate training for participating engineers and faculty.

Provide logistical support for all sponsor site-visits, new initiatives, events, and workshops lead by the Director and/or pertaining to the Program.

Coordinate all logistical aspects of Program workshop, webinars, and training events, to include: negotiating prices and booking on and off campus venues; selecting and scheduling meals; meeting and interacting with venue and catering personnel; budgeting expenses and acquiring needed supplies; editing and printing event materials; and coordinating the preparation of proceedings and other aspects of these events.

Facilitate travel arrangements (flight, hotel, rental car, conference registration, etc.), requests/authorizations and reimbursement documents for the Director, participating faculty, and Program guests -as needed.

Serve as the liaison with the department’s Travel Office to ensure that travel arrangements and preparation of required documents for domestic and foreign travel requests and reimbursements for the program Director, participating faculty and visitors are completed and processed in a timely manner.

Purchase workshop, webinar and event materials and supplies, as well as instrument consumables pertaining to the Program.

Serve as liaison between the Program Director and participating faculty with department’s Fiscal Office to ensure the proper reconciling of all Program related expenditures.

Initiate and track Program expenditures, reconcile monthly and ensure that all the policies of the sponsoring agency, UF Department of Sponsored Research and Fiscal Office are adhered to and that the Program’s fiscal documentation is up-to-date at all time.

Publish content to the MEST Program’s website and monthly newsletter about upcoming workshops, publicizing the Programs’ milestones, progress, etc., and promoting the growth of interest in, as well as recruiting collaborators for, research in the area of Microelectronics Security and Assurance.

As requested by and under the guidance of the Director, the coordinator will oversee the performance of maintenance, upgrades, and updates to the MEST Program website.

Where authority has been delegated, compose correspondence on behalf of the Director and disseminate with program participants (faculty and students) and/or collaborators.

Outreach and Marketing:

Develop and participate in recruiting events and collaborate with appropriate staff from the Department (ECE), HWCOE, and HWCOE MarCom teams to create opportunities to market and promote the MEST Program.

Brainstorm with Director and participating faculty on ways to create campaigns that market and increase the visibility of The MEST Program in order to reach intended parties.

Act as a point of contact for all visitors and parties interested in the MEST Program and its activities, events and participants.

Prepare promotional materials associated with the Program, such as course offerings, workshops, webinar and event information, meeting agendas and minutes, pamphlets and/or tri-folds & other promotional materials.

Share announcements and updates on Program progress or notices about upcoming workshops, webinars and/or tutorials, disseminate data collected from research experiments, and conduct surveys.


Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Program Director, to include assisting with new initiatives, technical events, recruitment efforts, etc.

Complete all relevant departmental, college and/or university training and stay abreast of each of entity’s policies and procedures.

Maintain knowledge and compliance with university policies in sponsored research, purchasing, travel, employment appointments, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more information and/or to apply , go to: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/515942/research-coordinator-i