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#113655 Research Financial Analyst / Fund Manager - Remote

Extended Deadline: Wed 5/25/2022

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 01/12/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/24/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


The Department of Medicine (DoM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine (SoM) and is responsible for fulfilling its teaching, research, and clinical missions. DoM employees approximately 500 salaried faculty, nearly 200 academic appointees, and more than 300 residents, fellows, and postdocs, supported by almost 1,000 staff members. The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) functions within DoM Administration and interfaces with data and individuals throughout the department, SoM, campus, and Health System regarding financial and operational matters.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director--Sponsored Projects Office, the incumbent will assist with providing extramural funds financial analysis and fiscal management for multiple divisions in the Department of Medicine specifically related to training grants. This position will coordinate with Division Chiefs, Division Administrators, Training Grant faculty, and other administrators across campus to support the research and training mission of the Department of Medicine.

In collaboration with Research Administrators on the team, the incumbent will assist with the development and/or oversight of complex T32 proposals, including data table preparation, budget creation, working through UCSD processes, and becoming familiar with all aspects of the training mission. This position will provide financial reporting and analysis of revenue and expenditures. Identify problem areas, formulate alternative solutions and make recommendations for a wide variety of financial and administrative issues. Utilize standardized procedures and automated systems to create a variety of internal reports and validation of data for management use.

As the business needs of the Sponsored Research area change, individuals may specialize in a specific area and assignments are considered flexible. This is a succession planning position developed to provide a developmental path for those interested in pursuing a career in research administration and university finance. Incumbents hired into this position are expected to have some theoretical knowledge, but limited experience in the area of fund management.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the level 2 or level 3. 


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and private agency contract and grant regulations and requirements from proposal preparation through close out; including but not limited to cost accounting standards.

  • Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Demonstrated experience analyzing expenditures and recognizing trends in order to support budget adjustments.

  • Proven competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Skill in using a variety of computer systems, including database, spreadsheet, word-processing, and Internet systems.

  • Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization; communication skills; and a customer service focus. Ability to maintain a professional attitude during interaction and collaboration with a wide range of personalities. Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis and audit procedures.

  • Experience designing financial management tools to administer awards. Demonstrated experience in budget preparation using automated spreadsheet systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures relating to contract and grants; and accounting.

  • Proven ability to analyze financial issues, recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions; make and implement recommendations. Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills with ability to exercise discretion.

  • Experience in developing, producing and completing reports for various funding agencies; projecting multi-year expenditures and outcomes as they relate to individual projects, and the department as a whole; ability to apply programmatic knowledge to coordinate financial aspects of award administration.


  • Experience with UCSD on-line and web based accounting systems (Oracle, FinancialLink, etc.).
  • Experience with UCSD Personnel Payroll System (PPS) policies and procedures.
  • Experience with NIH on-line grant management system (eRA Commons); specifically with the modules associated with trainees (XTrain, XTract).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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