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Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the Research Admin 2 or Research Admin 3 level.
The new Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 175 postgraduate students, and 500 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the Public Health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, and Preventive Medicine. The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Wireless and Population Health Systems, Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, Tobacco Control, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, and Integrative Health and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School.
The School houses five self-supporting activities providing services to UCSD and external customers. Research in the School includes ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts. The School has and administers two PhD programs (Public Health and Biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, an MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with Extension, and a Preventive Medicine residency program.
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 to complex scope where analysis of financial information or reports requires review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc.). Works on awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub awards. 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.
Six (6) years of relevant experience, education/training; OR a Bachelor's Degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training. In order to be considered for the Research Admin 3 level, must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience.
Thorough 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.
Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Ability to manage a high volume of transactions.
Proven competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Strong extramural research proposal preparation with emphasis on NIH and other Health Sciences related funders.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to maintain independent judgement; strong organization; communication skills; and a customer service focus.
Experience with UCSD online and web-based accounting systems.
Knowledge of education programs from inception to approval process, execution, and management.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet deadlines.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.