Job Description

Payroll Title:
CANCER CENTER/Administration
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.00 - $34.50 / Hour
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#119931 Research Program Coordinator - Hybrid

Extended Review Date: Mon 3/13/2023

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

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/16/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/28/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Moores Cancer Center and remote.

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 53 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

Under the general direction of the Program Leaders of the Moores Cancer Center Research Programs and/or Initiatives and the Executive Director for Cancer Research, the primary responsibilities of this position are in program management with some additional duties in pre-award research administration and manuscript submission.

Incumbent has full functional responsibility for planning, implementing, evaluating, and communicating about program seminars, projects, and both internal and external events. These responsibilities include but are not limited to preparation of project proposals, marketing materials, reports, budget preparation, review/analysis of expenditures and requisitions for purchases, and coordination of activities with other divisions and departments. This position will interact with diverse groups of people at all levels within multiple organizations, including individuals at the UCSD campus, RCHSD, the VA, as well as our consortium partners at SDSU and LJI.


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

  • Two (2) years of relevant research and/or project management experience in healthcare and/or finance. Knowledge of basic financial management principles and the ability to analyze financial and budgetary data. Demonstrated experience in budget preparation using automated spreadsheet systems.

  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Proficient in the use of standard software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, email programs, databases, and internet browsers.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Skill in analyzing information, situations, practices, and procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant factors, formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives and their implications.

  • High level administrative skills to include experience with complex calendaring, domestic and international travel, and event/meeting planning.

  • Knowledge of contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, and submission, as well as federal, state and private funding agency regulations. Ability to guide principal investigators and administrative contacts in the preparation of proposal, continuation, and renewal materials.

  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively with wide variety of people, individually and in groups, in varying mediums and venues (email, phone, presentations, meetings, social media, etc.).

  • Experience with program development, planning, operations and reporting requirements for extramurally funded grants and contracts.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Proven ability to exercise independent judgement, tact and firmness in interaction with faculty, staff, students and institutional colleagues. Ability to communicate in a professional, positive and persuasive manner.

  • Demonstrated experience organizing, implementing, analyzing, and managing continuing medical education curricula and seminars.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, independent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and mid-range planning skills with ability to identify future contingencies.


  • Effective writing skills and strong editing and proofreading skills. Ability to formulate and present written material in a logical and comprehensive manner.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience using UCSD business management systems, such as Financial Link, My Travel, and My Events.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

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).

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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