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#108097 Research Admin. Financial Analyst / Fund Manager

Initial Review Date: Wed 9/15/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will he hired at the Research Admin 2 or Research Admin 3 level.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/03/21for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/12/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


In 2013, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center (Sanford Center) at UC San Diego. This gift established the Sanford Center, a $286 M program to accelerate development of drugs and cell therapies inspired by and derived from current human stem cell research. These advancements establish, promote and disseminate clinical trials and patient therapies that will help more quickly transform promise into reality.

Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center (Sanford Center) is among the University’s most highly visible and top priority interdisciplinary and multi-institutional programs. Sanford Center provides essential physical and human resources needed to leverage stem cell research currently being conducted at UC San Diego. Due to the complexity of regenerative medicine projects and substantial institutional investment, on a daily basis Sanford Center personnel works with a large variety of departments in Health Sciences, Health System, and the school of engineering.

Sanford Center integrates its clinical operations at two UC San Diego medical centers - Jacobs Medical Center (JMC) and the Koman Outpatient Pavilion (KOP) - encompassing 12 inpatient beds and outpatient exam rooms. We have contributed $12.5M towards the capital construction of JMC and KOP. Sanford Center is also a significant contributor ($3M) to the expansion and operations of UC San Diego’s GMP facility - Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory (ACTL), located at 10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121. The ACTL consists of two ISO 7 clean rooms and a laboratory, occupying 1675 sqft. In addition, through its basic science arm - UCSD Stem Cell Program - Sanford Center provides needed resources and coordination to research conducted at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine - an innovative "collaboratory" of San Diego scientists from five major stem cell research institutions: UC San Diego, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Scripps Research Institute, and La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology.

Under general supervision of the Business Operations Manager, this position plays a vital role in the business operations team. The incumbent is responsible for pre- and post- award activities associated with federal, state, private and other agencies. Will ensure compliance with University and governmental rules, regulations and policies. Works with faculty and related academic administrators in the submission of grant applications and other research funding which require analysis and review. Has mutual respect for the roles everyone plays in the mission and understands that often the role will be the only and primary business-oriented resource in the lab.

Acts as liaison with OCGA, OPAFS, Office of Innovation and Commercialization, General Accounting, OGSR and other central academic personnel in the administration of contracts and grants. Provides fiscal advice, assistance and guidance to faculty and department support staff. All of the above duties are performed in a very collaborative environment with academic departments and ORUs across Health Sciences.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and prepare budgets, to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures. Skill in projecting salary, benefit and indirect costs, with knowledge of payroll and personnel regulations impacting such costs.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret complex general policy guidelines, making independent decisions and initiating action. Familiarity with NIH grant application processes.

  • Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.

  • Ability to manage a high volume of transactions. Ability to thrive in a busy, high-volume, and deadline driven work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate various requests.

  • Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Demonstrated and/or ability to quickly comprehend GAAP, and financial planning and analysis.

  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting principles, business math and bookkeeping for budget planning and cost analysis. Experience with reconciling discrepancies and audit procedures.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to contract and grants, and accounting.

  • Demonstrated experience in contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, submission and administration, as well as federal, state and private granting agency regulations.

  • Experience with Oracle, Kuali and/or UCPath.

  • Familiarity with the grant submission process to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine(CIRM).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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