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#109487 Contract and Grant Analyst

Extended Deadline: Wed 9/22/2021

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:

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/21/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/25/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


Under the general supervision of Principal Contract and Grant Manager and working with time critical and high intensity deadlines, the C&G/MTA Analyst is responsible for:

* Analysis and recommendation of the level of complexity and risk of incoming Material Transfer Agreements and sponsored research proposals

* Review, analysis and negotiation of Model Level 1 and Level 2 Material Transfer Agreements and low to mid level proposals

* Organizing, prioritizing and initiating a status follow-up with provider entities of Material Transfer Agreements and low to mid level proposals

* Coordinate with each OCGA Contract and Grant Officer that has Material Transfer Agreement and proposal negotiation responsibility to support their review, negotiation and execution of high (complex) level MTAs.

* Review, analyze and negotiate low to mid level "Unfunded" agreements, including non-disclosure, equipment loan, software license, and data use agreements, and memoranda of understanding

* Perform duties pertinent to pre-award sponsored research proposal review and submission at basic to moderate levels of complexity.

* Provide assistance to faculty and staff regarding sources of funding available and proposal preparation and submission.

* Review, execute, and administer a high volume of Personnel Agreements (PAs) between UC San Diego, the Veterans Medical Research Foundation (VMRF),


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, political science, or an allied field, and two (2) years of experience in in sponsored research administration preferably within a higher education environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines. Knowledge and ability to perform review of funding solicitations and to analyze and negotiate resulting awards in relation to receipt of University funding from extramural sponsors. Ability to read, analyze terms and understand conditions of basic award agreements and recognize potential problems.

  • Proven ability to independently understand, analyze, and interpret complex information, situations, and problems to define issues accurately and formulate logical conclusions from a broad range of situations, data, and observations. Proven ability to independently interpret and apply policies.

  • Ability to maintain consistent work flow in the face of ever-changing priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to prioritize heavy workload, meet deadlines, cope with peak workload periods and apply creativity and originality in time-sensitive problem solving situations.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of productivity applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio.

  • Excellent/effective oral and written communication skills to convey information in a clear, organized, and concise manner. Excellent customer service/interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and patience when interacting with all individuals both internal and external to the University.

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

  • Demonstrated experience in or familiarity with research administration enterprise business systems. Working knowledge of material transfer agreements, preferred.


  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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