Senior Fund Manager - 124802
#124802 Senior Fund ManagerInitial Review Date: Thu 10/5/2023
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In 2022, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $150 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Institute at UC San Diego. This gift combines current infrastructure with new Centers intended to leverage the advantages of space-based science, including expansion and, in some ways, quite literally launch stem cell research and regenerative medicine at UC San Diego into new spaces, endeavors, and training of future stem cell scientists.
Sanford Stem Cell Institute provides essential physical and human resources needed to leverage stem cell research currently being conducted at UC San Diego. Due to the complexity of regenerative medicine projects and substantial institutional investment, daily Sanford Stem Cell Institute personnel work with all 9 Vice Chancellor areas: Academic Affairs; Research Affairs; Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion; Student Affairs; Marine Sciences; Health Sciences; Health System; Chief Financial Officer; Advancement; Resource Management and Planning.
As part of UC San Diego, Sanford Stem Cell Institute motivates University-wide change, sustainability, and partnership, focusing on creating the structure under which various innovative regenerative medicine units and initiatives are developed.
The new UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute builds upon a $100 million gift in 2013 from T. Denny Sanford that established UC San Diego as a leader in developing and delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells - special cells with the ability to develop into many different cell types and which, when modified and repurposed, have the potential to treat, remedy or cure a vast array of conditions and diseases.
The new UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute includes six (6) stem cell Centers led by Center Directors and Deputy Directors.
Sanford Integrated Space Stem Cell Orbital Research (ISSCOR) Center, for stem cell research that will be conducted in a laboratory bay located aboard the International Space Station currently in low-Earth orbit.
Sanford Stem Cell Fitness and Space Medicine Center, which conducts in-depth space fitness and orbital medicine that can benefit both astronauts and people living on Earth.
Sanford Stem Cell Innovation Center, which will support regenerative medicine company development, including contract research in low-Earth orbit.
Sanford Stem Cell Discovery Center, which conducts basic and translational stem cell research.
Sanford Advanced Therapy Center, which provides fundamental tools and services to move basic research findings to next stages, such as early phase trials.
Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, which conducts research to accelerate relevant drug and therapy development in regenerative medicine, including clinical trials.
Under the general supervision of the Finance Director, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive financial analysis, pre-award grant submission support, and post-award financial support for multiple faculty submitting grants through the Sanford Stem Cell Institute. The financial management involves multiple faculty and funding sources ranging from Federal, State, and private grants, contracts, gifts, investigator-initiated clinical trials, sub-awards, fellowships, service agreements, and UC Foundation transfers. The incumbent will work with multiple international and domestic institutions and multiple sites. This position will directly interface with faculty overseeing the 6 Centers within the Insitute and Institute Members to support the research mission of the Sanford Stem Cell Institute.
The incumbent will use 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. This position will work on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires a thorough understanding of complex regulations.
In addition to pre-award support, this position will be responsible for post-award support. This may include sponsored and non-sponsored projects in alignment with the funding agency supporting the faculty's work. Working with domestic and international partners, this position will seek to ensure sound financial management of sponsored and non-sponsored awards through proactive collaborations with faculty.
The position of Senior Fund Manager reflects an equity adjustment over the typical Fund Manager position due to the following criteria -
1) Considered a subject matter expert
2) has demonstrated proficiency, with minimal supervision
3) 50% of the body of work is considered "complex."
Complex is defined as:
* Multi-project grants
* Classified agencies
* Significant volume of sub-awards
* Significant recharges based on billing activities
* Training grants
* International desk
Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Demonstrated experience with the applications of principles and practices of financial management, fiscal planning and analysis.
Proven 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.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Experience designing financial management tools to administer complex awards. Experience in budget preparation using automated spreadsheet systems.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Proven ability to analyze complex financial issues, recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions; make and implement recommendations. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and with ability to exercise discretion.
Demonstrated experience analyzing expenditures, recognizing trends in order to support budget adjustments.
In depth 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.
Knowledge of University policies and procedures regarding purchasing, returned goods, travel, disbursement, inventory, and ability to work collaboratively with contacts involved in these processes.
- Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
- Knowledge preparing budgets for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
- Experience in principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis and audit procedures including UCSD Internal audit requirements.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
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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
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