This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/03/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/12/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will be hired at the Research Administrator 2 or Research Administrator 3 level depending on the experience of the selected candidate.
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 general supervision of the Assistant Director of Research Finance, this position plays a vital role in the Business Office team. The incumbent is responsible for pre- and post- award activities associated with federal, state, private and other agencies. Will ensure compliance with University and governmental rules, regulations and policies. Works with faculty and related academic administrators in the submission of grant applications and other research funding which require analysis and review. Has mutual respect for the roles everyone plays in the mission and understands that often the role will be the only and primary business-oriented resource in the lab.
Acts as liaison with OCGA, OPAFS, General Accounting, OGSR and other central academic personnel in the administration of contracts and grants. Provides fiscal advice, assistance and guidance to faculty and department support staff. All of the above duties are performed in a very collaborative 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. The Moores Cancer Center Business Office believes in breaking down silos, “No Negativity,” and fueling a passion for constant learning and growing while serving the mission at hand.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training; OR a Bachelor’s Degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Demonstrated and/or ability to quickly comprehend GAAP, and financial planning and analysis.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret complex general policy guidelines, making independent decisions and initiating action.
Ability to manage a high volume of transactions. Ability to thrive in a busy, high-volume, and deadline driven work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate various requests.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Proven ability 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.
Working knowledge of accounting principles, business math and bookkeeping for budget planning and cost analysis. Experience with reconciling discrepancies and audit procedures.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Thorough knowledge and ability to effectively work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues, and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Ability and willingness to foster the best possible working and learning environment, strive to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism.
- Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to contract and grants, and accounting.
- Experience in contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, submission and administration, as well as federal, state and private granting agency regulations.
- Experience with Oracle, Kuali and/or UCPath.
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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