UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/1/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/10/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Job posting will remain open until position is filled.
This is a professional position at the intermediate, fully operational level of the Research Administrator series. The incumbent applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments / projects / tasks of moderate scope and complexity; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.
Under general supervision, develops and / or oversees research proposals, awards and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Works on proposals of moderate scope such as single investigator and multi-investigator NSF and NIH proposals where analysis of financial information or reports requires review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc). Receives assignments on project basis and fully analyzes problems, gathers data and information, and recommends solutions. May be eligible for delegated signature authority. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official.
The incumbent will be providing moderate 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.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines. 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.
Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to manage a high volume of transactions. 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.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Effective problem solving skills.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Experience working with computer and information management systems.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization; communication skills; and a customer service focus. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. Familiarity with common sponsored award mechanisms.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Familiarity in utilizing Financiallink and Oracle Financial reports or similar experience using other financial reporting tools.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
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