Research Admin/Fund Manager- Hybrid/Remote - 120371
#120371 Research Admin/Fund Manager- Hybrid/RemoteFiling Deadline: Wed 2/15/2023
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Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 200 faculty, 80 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has more than 50 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department. The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $166 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $69 million and clinical revenue of over $ 94 million. This expansion of the Department’s research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
The Department’s 16 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dysmorphology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hematology/Oncology; Hospital Medicine; Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics, Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; and Respiratory Medicine.
In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's, and Children's Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions.
This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Sponsored Projects, the Sponsored Research Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing comprehensive financial analysis and complex fiscal management in both pre and post-award sponsored projects administration for multiple divisions in the Department of Pediatrics, with approximately $10 million in spored project funding sources. Each division's financial management involves multiple PI's and funding sources (federal, state, private grants including contracts, gifts, clinical trials, subawards, fellowships, service agreements, and UC Foundation funds). The incumbent will work with numerous funding agencies including, but not limited to NIH, DOD, AHA, ADA, CIRM, JDRF, and other various state, county, private and industry sponsors. The incumbent will independently work with multiple international and domestic institutions as well as a variety of central offices such as OCGA, HSSPPO, OPAFS, HSHR, ARC, IPPS, etc. The incumbent will also serve as the department contact for the assigned Division Chiefs and PIs.
In coordination with the Director of Sponsored Projects, the incumbent will be responsible for establishing new procedures and/or revising existing procedures to meet changing needs and creating a variety of intricate internal reporting systems and tools for forecasting short and long term financial planning, identifying problem areas, formulating creative and alternative solutions and making recommendations for a wide variety of financial and administrative issues.
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and / or oversee research proposals, awards and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Central Role (CR): Is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus). Department Role (DR): Typically works on complex proposals such as grants / contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.
Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions. Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Proven ability to analyze complex financial issues, recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions; implement recommendations. Demonstrated problem-solving and negotiation skills with ability to exercise discretion.
Experience in developing, producing and completing complex reports for various funding agencies; projecting multi-year expenditures and outcomes as they relate to individual projects, and the department as a whole; demonstrated experience applying programmatic knowledge to coordinate financial aspects of award administration.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional attitude during interaction and collaboration with a wide range of personalities. Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Experience with UCSD on-line and web based accounting and personnel systems (IFIS, FinancialLink, PPS, etc.).
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $53,600 - $111,600 Annually
The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
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