Job Description

Payroll Title:
RSCH ADM 3
Department:
CMPTR SCI & ENGNRNG
Hiring Pay Scale
$68,000 - $80,000 / Year
Worksite:
Hybrid Remote
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon. - Fri.

#121899 Research Administrator 3 (Hybrid)

Filing Deadline: Fri 3/31/2023

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.

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/7/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/31/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department embodies the university's tradition of excellence as a world-class leader in computer science and engineering education and research. Ranked in the top 20 nationwide, the department is dedicated to research, education and overall excellence.

CSE has approximately 73+ faculty FTE, 20+ professional researchers, 45+ staff in career/casual titles, 300+ tutors, and 135+ TAs. There are over 1,900 undergraduate students enrolled in 3 majors, with annual enrollments of 25,000+. The department has a graduate education program with over 900 students (~300 PhD students and over 600 Master's students).

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This is a professional position at the experienced level of the Research Administrator Series. The incumbent is an experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field; independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.

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. Typically works on complex proposals such as grants/contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

Incumbent provides 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.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent 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.

  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.

  • Requires thorough knowledge in OMB circulars such as Universal Guidance, A-21, A110 and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowable and unallowable, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.

  • Proven competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Proficiency in utilizing campus financial system reports, queries, and use pivot tables or similar experience using other financial reporting tools.

  • 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.

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

  • Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times. Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and maintain a high level of attention to detail.

  • Proficiency working with computer and information management systems.

  • Experienced with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Cover letter required for a complete application.

  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $53,600 - $111,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.67 - $53.45

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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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