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#108812 Senior Contract and Grant Officer

Extended Deadline: Tue 6/15/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/13/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/15/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.

DESCRIPTION

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 and sponsor policies. Is responsible for reviewing, amending and submitting proposals and negotiating and executing awards, of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations, policies and administrative requirements.

Completes and approves transactions subject to the delegated signature authority for extramurally sponsored research proposals and awards. Provides guidance and expertise on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub awards. Ensure the proper commitment of University resources, verify adequate proposal pricing, coordinate compliance with aspects of special review (Human Subjects, Animal Subjects, Conflict of Interest, etc.), and address conformity with both University and sponsoring agency regulations.

Review award document terms and conditions of moderate complexity and risk for acceptability/compliance with University policies. Analyze problems, formulate options, and coordinate resolution of post award and policy related issues.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with focus in fields such as life sciences, physical sciences, technology, engineering, contract law, intellectual property law, public administration, or political science and four years related university experience or combined equivalent.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven ability to perform review of complex funding/contract solicitations including Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and to analyze and negotiate complex, moderate-risk terms and conditions of resulting awards/contracts in relation to receipt of University funding from extramural sponsors.

  • Proven ability to analyze, interpret, and comprehend conditions of award/legal agreements of moderate complexity and risk and recognize impact of potential problems and formulate subsequent resolutions. In-depth knowledge of terms and conditions of a variety of moderately complex award instruments (e.g., contracts, collaborations/consortia, non-disclosure/proprietary information agreements) with an emphasis on publication restrictions, patents, copyrights, rights in data, indemnification, conflict of interest, etc.

  • 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 independently resolve potential conflicts with extramural sponsors, as well as with University faculty/researchers and administrative staff. Ability to research, interpret, and develop written policies and procedures. Ability to work with detail and assist in the preparation and review of a large volume of moderately complex documents rapidly and accurately.

  • 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 work with detail and assist in the preparation and review of a large volume of moderately complex documents rapidly and accurately. Ability to prioritize heavy workload, meet deadlines, cope with peak workload periods and apply creativity and originality in time-sensitive problem solving situations.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of productivity applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently resolve potential conflicts with extramural sponsors, as well as with University faculty/researchers and administrative staff.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including ability to construct complex legal language as well as persuasive correspondence to convey information in a clear, organized, and concise manner. Ability to diplomatically, clearly, and accurately express substance and nuance in both oral and written communication.

  • Excellent customer service/interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and patience when interacting with all individuals both internal and external to the University.

  • Willingness and ability to abide by the UC San Diego Principles of Community to foster the best possible working and learning environment, strive to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism. UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students are expected to support, integrate and practice these basic principles as individuals and in groups.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on a background check results.

  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please view: https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/Video-Interview-Tips-for-Candidates.-April4-2020.pdf Additional information about UC San Diego’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/ and https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/index.html.


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:
OFC OF CONTR&GRANTS
Hiring Salary Range
$68,000 - $86,000 /year
Worksite:
Torrey Pines Center North
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
4
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day