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#99068 Research Administrator

Extended Deadline: Mon 5/20/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/23/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/02/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

The title/pay level of this position will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate identified for hire.

Research Administrator 2 (6205-RSCH ADM 2, non-exempt)

Research Administrator 3 (6206-RSCH ADM 3, exempt)

DESCRIPTION

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.

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 subaward/subcontract issuance and administration.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required qualifications for Research Administrator 2.
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
• Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
• Strong competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
• Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Ability to manage a high volume of transactions.
• Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
• Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
• Familiarity with common sponsored award mechanisms.
• Familiarity with OMB circulars such as Uniform Guidance, A-21, A110 and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.

Required qualifications for Research Administrator 3.
• Proficiency working with computer and information management systems. Competence using of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
• Proven experience 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.
• Demonstrated knowledge of academic and staff personnel policies and procedures.
• Proficiency in utilizing Financiallink reports, queries, and use pivot tables or similar experience using other financial reporting tools.
• 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.
• Strong effective interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
• Ability to maintain independent judgment. Strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

Required qualifications for both Research Administrator 2 and 3.
• Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
• Proven knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
• Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.
• Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
• Demonstrated knowledge of academic and staff personnel policies and procedures.
• Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research. Stays current on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
• Proficiency working with computer and information management systems. Strong competence using of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
• Proficiency in utilizing Financiallink reports, queries, and use pivot tables or similar experience using other financial reporting tools.
• 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.
• 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.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times and maintain a high level of attention to detail. Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
• Strong effective interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups. Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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

This position will be filled either as a Research Administrator 2 OR a Research Administrator 3, based on the qualifications/experience of the candidate selected.


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:
CASS
Hiring Salary Range
$48,900 - $68,100 /year
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon. - Fri.