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#108392 Research Administrator 3

Extended Deadline: Fri 6/25/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/22/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/31/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 04/01/2021.

DESCRIPTION

The UCSD Mathematics Department is a dynamic unit with 61 faculty, approximately 330 additional non-FTEs in various instructional and research titles. These academics work on a broad range research funded from a diverse range of federal, state and private agencies. The department is comprised of 17 career staff, and 167 Master's and Ph.D. students. All working together to generate high caliber research in a broad range of fields and provides an outstanding graduate program that attracts top-ranked students who contribute to the department’s academic reputation. The department maintains a large undergraduate course of study that prepares pure and applied majors (over 2400) in Mathematics, as well as 57 other majors across the campus, with the strong fundamental background in mathematics needed to succeed in a variety of career options. The faculty are engaged in a vigorous research program with an average of 72 active awards in many interdisciplinary areas totaling approximately $20M/Yr. and an instructional program that enrolls approximately 30,000 graduates and undergraduates per year. As the fundamental language of science, Mathematics is an essential intellectual tool required by a trained workforce to create the technological advances of the future.

The department is the home of The Center for Computational Mathematics (CCoM) consists of a broad and diverse group of faculty, researchers, and students, who share a common interest in the mathematical aspects of computation. And the home of the Director of the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project an intersegmental education project in California.

This is a professional position at the experienced level of the Research Administrator Series. The incumbent is an experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field; independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.

Uses 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. Works on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Central Role (CR): Is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus). Department Role (DR): Typically works on complex proposals such as grants/ contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

Incumbent provides analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; negotiating, administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.

Complexity is define as follows: Type of Proposals - Highly complex proposals involving one or more of the following: multiple departments; multiple institutions (sub awards); significant institutional cost-sharing; institutional commitment proposals; responsive to award agency proposal requirements (RFP, RFA, PA); numerous integrated projects; Program Project or Center applications; training grant applications; and Contracts; extensive variety of agencies and extensive number of awarding entities; significant and unique reporting requirements; significant equipment acquisition or fabrication; performance milestones. Total proposals will usually be in excess of $8 million (direct cost) annually. Type of Awards - Funds managed will be for awards received as a result of submission of proposals described above. Type of Self-Supporting Activities - The self-supporting activities and research recharge operations are large and complex in nature (income > $500K). Contributions to Development of Policies and Procedures - Provide team leadership in the development of policies and procedures; approve or recommend for approval changes.

Resources to be managed will be determined by each department reflecting the quantitative measures in the Classification Matrix for Sponsored Research Administrators. Additional complexity/workload responsibilities: supports their PI's, post-doc from hiring, visa application and renewal, annual reviews and payroll. calculations for appointments that might have dual appointments w/department FTE program. Mathematics holds many conferences and our faculty have no labs, so they travel extensively. The department's transnational workload is heavy.

Overtime and weekends may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires thorough knowledge in OMB circulars such as Universal Guidance, A-21, A110 and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.

  • Experienced with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.

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

  • 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. Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.

  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.

  • Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups.

  • Knowledgeable about Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times and maintain a high level of attention to detail, and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Proficiency working with computer and information management systems

  • Proficiency in utilizing Financiallink reports, queries, and use pivot tables or similar experience using other financial reporting tools.

  • Stays current on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.

  • Ability to research and advise on emerging and new federal immigration regulations as they apply to higher education settings for international research personnel. Knowledge and experience of visa types and related restrictions on employment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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

The University of California 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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UCSD
Payroll Title:
RSCH ADM 3
Department:
MATHEMATICS
Hiring Salary Range
$53,600 - $72,000 /year
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F