Job Description

Payroll Title:
RSCH ADM 2
Department:
BIOENGINEERING
Hiring Salary Range
$48,900 - $63,00 /year
Worksite:
Hybrid Remote
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#119593 Research Administrator 2 (Hybrid)

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/6/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/21/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/01/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

DESCRIPTION

This is a professional position at the intermediate level, fully operational level of the Research Administrator series. The incumbent applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments / projects / tasks of moderate scope and complexity; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.

Under general supervision, develops and / or oversees research proposals, awards and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Works on proposals of moderate scope such as single investigator NSF proposals where analysis of financial information or reports requires review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc). Receives assignments on project basis and fully analyzes problems, gathers data andinformation, and recommends solutions. May be eligible for delegated signature authority. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official.

The incumbent will be providing moderate analytical and financial support 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, includingcompliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.

The complexity of the proposals and awards is defined as follows: Type of Proposals - Unsolicited proposals; some RFA, RFP, or PA responding proposals; <25% sub award proposals, <25% institutional commitment proposals; moderate variety of agencies; Type of Awards - Regular research awards; <25% sub awards; <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.

Resources to be managed will be determined by each department reflecting the quantitative measures in the Classification Matrix for Sponsored Research Administration.

The incumbent will perform Fund Management duties as outlined below:Proposals Submitted: 10-15Amount of Proposals Submitted: $15 millionProposal Types: 75% solicited federal, 5% private or unsolicited, 20% sub awards.Awards Managed: 15

Amount of Awards Managed (separate direct and indirect costs): $7 million/yr on average (direct), $3 million/yr on average (indirect).Award Types: 75% solicited federal, 5% private or unsolicited, 20% sub awards.Post award reporting complexity:PI’s supported: 3-4Additional complexity/workload responsibilities: -Calculating proposals with faculty who have GCCP, FSEP and/or summer salary-PIs that are high profile or resource intensive needs-Training grants

This position is 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 manage a high volume of transactions. 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.

  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.

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

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

  • Familiarity with OMB circulars such as Uniform Guidance, A-21, A110 and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.

  • 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.

  • Experience working with computer and information management systems.

  • Familiarity with common sponsored award mechanisms.

  • Familiarity in utilizing the budget and financial reports or similar experience using other financial reporting tools (Oracle Financials Cloud, Concur Travel and Expense).

  • Experience working in a university environment.

  • Excellent written communication skills to correspond with all levels of administration using correct rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, graduate students, visitors and the general public using diplomacy, tact and flexibility in a variety of circumstances.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Overtime 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).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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