Research Administrator 2 (Hybrid) - 111544
#111544 Research Administrator 2 (Hybrid)Extended Deadline: Thu 9/8/2022
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The Division of Biological Sciences is a large and complex division within Academic Affairs with four academic sections (department equivalents), Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Molecular Biology, and Neurobiology, with a Shared Services Administration unit structure supporting the Dean, the Division and the four Sections/Departments. BioSci reflects broad foci in faculty research and in the academic programs offered by the Division. Our mission is to advance knowledge of basic biological sciences and apply our research discoveries in ways that improve human health, protect our environment and enrich our economy. We fulfill our mission every day by educating and preparing the next generation of scientists, physicians, medical researchers and educators for 21st century careers, and by increasing public understanding of biology and encouraging scientific discovery among K12 teachers and school children. To learn more about this vibrant center of scientific discovery refer to the division’s webpage at www.biology.ucsd.edu
The Research Administrator (RA) provides moderate analytical and financial support to Principal Investigators (PIs) in the Division of Biological Sciences in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; negotiating, administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting from a variety of campus systems, including Kuali, UCPath, and Oracle Financial; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.
The complexity of the proposals and awards are defined as follows: Type of Proposals - Unsolicited proposals; some RFA, RFP, or PA responding proposals; <25% subaward proposals, <25% institutional commitment proposals; moderate variety of agencies; Type of Awards - Regular research awards; <25% subawards; <25% cost sharing; moderate number of awarding entities. Type of Self-Supporting Activities - Research recharge operations (income < $500K/year; training grants). Contributions to Development of Policies and Procedures - Provides data gathering and analysis to the development of policies and procedures.
~ We offer excellent benefits, staff development opportunities, and an inclusive and supportive work environment.
This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines
Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Knowledge of OMB circulars such as Uniform Guidance, and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Experience working with computer and information management systems. Strong computer skills in a PC environment using various business software programs (spreadsheets, word-processing, and databases) with ability to update and increase skills and knowledge as needed.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework. Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including faculty, staff, students and the business community.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times and maintain a high level of attention to detail, and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and follow through.
Working knowledge of or familiarity with other UCSD Core administrative computer systems, such as Kuali, UCPath, Concur, and Oracle Financial, preferred.
- Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
- Occasional work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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