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#103786 Fund Manager

Extended Review Date: Mon 3/23/2020

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/05/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/14/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.

Under supervision of the Director of Business Operations, this position has independent administrative responsibility. The incumbent provides analytical support in contract and grant administration, budget development and comprehensive financial analysis including all pre- and post- award activities associated with federal, state, private and other agencies for approximately 15 to 25 high profile/performing PI’s while ensuring compliance with University and governmental rules, regulations and policies. Works on both pre- award, approximately $15 million, and post award proposals, approximately $10 million, of complex scope with multiple investigators, and proposals with large number of subcontractors where analysis of financial information or reports requires review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc), will ensure sound financial management of sponsored and non-sponsored awards through proactive collaborations with faculty.

The incumbent will develop and oversee payroll and non payroll cost transfers (ENPETs and EPETs) and journal entries and coordinates and approves Marketplace orders, check requests, travel and all types of reimbursements. Works with faculty and related academic administrators and leads the submission of grant applications and other research funding proposals which require analysis and review. Acts as liaison with OCGA, OPAFS, General Accounting, OGSR and other central academic personnel in the administration of contracts and grants Exercises judgment by independently providing fiscal advice, assistance and guidance to faculty and department support staff. Participates and contributes in short-term operation and in long- range goals for the Cancer Center. All of the duties stated above are performed in a very dynamic environment; the Cancer Center maintains a membership roster of 342 faculty members whose academic appointments are in 18 different campus departments which often creates complex, unique and one of a kind situations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • A minimum of three (3+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.

  • Strong ability to understand and interpret complex general policy guidelines, making independent decisions and initiating action.

  • 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.

  • Proficient 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.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Strong knowledge of business math and bookkeeping for budget planning and cost analysis.

  • Proven experience to analyze and prepare budgets, to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures. Skill in projecting salary, benefit and indirect costs, with knowledge of payroll and personnel regulations impacting such costs.

  • Thorough understanding of contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, submission and administration, as well as federal, state and private granting agency regulations.

  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.


  • Proven knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to contract and grants, and accounting.
  • Experience with reconciling discrepancies and audit procedures, experience with UCSD internal audit requirements.


Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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