Job Description

Payroll Title:
RSCH ADM 2
Department:
VCHS RESEARCH SERVICE CORE
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
20
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#116977 Research Financial Analyst / Fund Manager - Remote

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/13/2022

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.

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

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

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/23/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/05/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

DESCRIPTION

The UCSD Health Sciences organization encompasses 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions. As a top-ranking, future oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The Vice Chancellor’s Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for itsemployees.

The Research Service Core has been established as a new shared business service center to provide Health Sciences departments with efficient standardized Pre And Post award Extramural Research Fund Management support. The unit will build Systems, tools and training courses to support standardized and automated systems supporting research administration best practices. These new processes and operating guidelines are available to all VCHS departments; while staffing is provided on an opt-in basis for those departments in need or interested in innovative program changes. The unit is interfacing across multiple functional areas which include human resources, finance, and sponsored projects.

This unit will play a critical role in the success of the central service center model.

Under the general supervision of the Contracts & Grants Supervisor in the Research Service Core and with the overall leadership of the Research Service Core Sr. Director, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive extramural funds financial analysis and complex fiscal management for multiple departments or divisions assigned to the analyst. The assignment will cover both pre and post award and carry up to approximately $8 million in sponsored project funding sources. The assigned financial management portfolio involves multiple PI's, multiple funding sources (Federal, State, private grants including program projects; contracts, gifts, clinical trials, sub awards, fellowships, service agreements, and UC Foundation transfers). Will work with numerous different agencies to include, but not limited to NIH, DOD, AHA as well as state and county agencies and private funding.

Will work with multiple international and domestic institutions and multiple sites (e.g. Scripps Research Institute and Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego). Will provide complex financial reporting and continuous analysis of revenue and expenditures. Primary client is the principle investigator and the analyst serves in the context of the department or division management. Analyst will have contact with Division Chiefs and Chairs. Establish new policies and procedures and revise existing procedures to meet changing needs. Provide forecasting for short and long term financial planning. 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 complex internal reports and validation of data for management use. This position has the authority to make decisions with the PI regarding fiscal administration of all the projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) 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 perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.

  • 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.

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

  • Experience with the applications of principles and practices of financial management, fiscal planning and analysis; experience in principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis and audit procedures including UCSD Internal audit requirements.

  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to contract and grants; and accounting. Ability to independently interpret, analyze, and implement appropriate policies in a given situation.

  • Strong organizational skills. Skill in prioritizing a high volume workload to ensure priorities and other deadlines are met. Ability to work in pressure situations to meet deadlines and accommodate interruptions.

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

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing expenditures, recognizing trends in order to support budget adjustments.

  • 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; experience applying programmatic knowledge to coordinate financial aspects of award administration.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with UCSD Personnel Payroll System (PPS) policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures regarding purchasing, returned goods, travel, disbursement, inventory, and ability to work collaboratively with contacts involved in these processes.
  • Experience with UCSD on-line and web based accounting systems (IFIS, FinancialLink, etc.).

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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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UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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