Research Administrator 2 (Hybrid) - 119833
#119833 Research Administrator 2 (Hybrid)Extended Deadline: Mon 12/12/2022
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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, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; 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; <10% subawards; <25% cost sharing; moderate number of awarding entities.
Contributions to the 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: 7-40
~Amount of Proposals Submitted: $8-20M (total costs)
~Proposal Types: ~ 70% Unsolicited, RFA, ~30% Contracts, Cost-sharing
~Awards Managed: 15-30
~Amount of Awards Managed (separate direct and indirect costs): $4M (direct cost); $1.5 (indirect cost)
~Award Types: ~ 75% Standard, ~ 25% Subaward, Cost-Sharing, Contracts
~Post-award reporting complexity: varies based on the funding agency such as Federal; NIH, NSF, and state as well as private.
~PI’s supported: 10+
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 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.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization; communication skills; and a customer service focus.
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.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
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.
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).
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