We spent a few moments getting to know our colleague, Scott Niles on the Office of Sponsored Programs' NIH Awards team, and we're excited to share this information about a great colleague.
Scott Niles, Ph.D., CRA
Office of Sponsored Programs
How would you explain your job function to a complete stranger?
I support faculty through the review and submission of their proposals, and manage the business functions of their federal awards. In short, I help cut the regulatory “red tape” so they can focus on their science.
What did you do before this job?
Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, I spent over 10 years at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY as a pre award administrator and as Director of Research Integrity and Compliance.
What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Additionally, I have a Ph.D. in Education Sciences from the University of Kentucky.
What makes working at Georgia Tech great?
Georgia Tech is large and wonderfully diverse campus. The Office of Sponsored Programs has been incredibly supportive. Specific to my role, my fellow Contracting Officers as well as Departmental Administrators have been welcoming, kind and helpful as I get acclimated to my new position.
What advice would you share with fellow research administrators?
Stay up to date with regulatory changes that affect the research enterprise. Build your network. Getting involved with professional development associations allows you to do both of these things.
Do you have a hidden talent most people don't know about?
I am an avid music lover and have been playing the guitar for more than 20 years.