Job Description

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$70,000 - $88,000 / Year
Torrey Pines Center North
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#125075 VCR Project and Policy Analyst (Hybrid)

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/10/2023

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 9/8/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/19/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 9/19/23.



The Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) organization supports, facilitates and promotes the world-class research enterprise at UC San Diego by a) providing essential services and resources that enhance research and other creative endeavors, b) enabling partnerships and collaborations among researchers at UC San Diego and between UC San Diego and government, industry and other research enterprises, c) developing infrastructure and policy that promote innovation, an entrepreneurial culture, communication, and compliance for the UC San Diego research enterprise, and d) promoting research excellence by embedding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core of everything we do.

The organization fosters research across disciplines by enhancing the research experience through effective stewardship of resources, policies, compliance and expertise, and by developing tools and educational programs as the responsible steward of the campus research enterprise. The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) is the central VCR office with direct oversight for all VCR operational, administrative and public relations/communication functions and for core units including Research Scholars, Research Ethics, Government Research Relations, Research Initiatives, Research Proposal Development, International Outreach, and multi-disciplinary campus research (Organized Research Units). Other enterprise-wide research support departments under the Vice Chancellor for Research include Contract and Grant Administration, Innovation and Commercialization, Research Compliance and Integrity (including IACUC, Export Control, Conflict of Interest), the Animal Care Program and the VCR Service Core.


The VCR Project & Policy Analyst will provide management coordination and analysis on a variety of strategic projects, programs, policies and issues in delivery of strategic goals and initiatives of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The incumbent uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies and procedures to manage special projects at the direction of the Vice Chancellor, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research.

Specific areas of focus will include analysis of a wide variety of federal, state, local and university policies to determine impact on the conduct of research and research administration; development of strategies for implementation of procedures to assist in compliance with policies; background research across a wide variety of VCR strategic initiatives.

Incumbent will research, analyze and develop solutions to a wide range of issues, and demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are complex in nature and diverse in scope. Develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.

Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.Advanced degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Common programs include: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, JIRA project management, Tableau workbooks

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated superb interpersonal skills to successfully interact with a broad spectrum of people, such as university faculty and staff, high-level executives and senior leaders, and members of the community from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Excellent writing skills with ability to convey context and nuance in complex issues.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Analytical / problem-solving skills. Demonstrated experience in using good judgment to select methods and techniques for implementation of strategic initiatives.

  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience in complex project management, including development, implementation, and post-implementation evaluation of projects involving varied stakeholders, and coordination across institutional units.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application

  • 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.

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.

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