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Physics is a prominent, highly-ranked, and research-intensive department at UC San Diego, with 400+ employees, annual expenditures of roughly $50M, annual course enrollment greater than 16K, and over 140K square feet of space in 8 campus buildings. Research and instructional activity occurs over an unusually broad range of disciplinary areas, including: astrophysics & astronomy, atomic/molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, controlled fusion & plasma physics, elementary particle physics, nanoscience, and nonlinear dynamics.
Research activity occurs both on-campus and in multiple off-campus locations, including: U.S. National Laboratories such as Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, and LANL (Los Alamos National Lab); observatories throughout the world; Antarctica; Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS) in Italy; PandaX experiment at China Jinping Underground Laboratory (CJPL); the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland; also to include the currently constructed Simons Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. Research collaborations frequently involve other U.S. and international universities, National Labs; research institutes such as The Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute; and/or companies such as SAIC and General Atomics. Sponsored research activities are funded by 40-50 different funding agencies, including NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, and AFOSR.
Instruction occurs at multiple levels. With approximately 165 students, the doctoral program has a flexible and broad-based curriculum which leads to a Ph.D. in Physics or a Ph.D. in Physics with a Specialization in Biophysics. With nearly 500 Physics majors, the undergraduate major program is one of the most productive in the nation. Students may obtain B.S. degrees with optional specializations in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Computational Physics, Earth Sciences, or Materials Physics, or B.A. degrees with an optional specialization in Secondary Education. A unique 5-year contiguous program leading to a B.S./M.S. in Materials Physics is also available. Lower division courses allow students to satisfy their general education requirements and serve as foundational courses for students majoring in the sciences and engineering.
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. Follows institutional procedures and practices when analyzing or reviewing financial information or reports.
This entry level professional position focuses on post-award financial administration and management for research funds. Reviews and analyzes expenses, develops cost projections, and prepares financial reports. Handles cost transfers, journal vouchers, award close-outs, wire transfers, and other financial transactions. Assists in the preparation of research proposals. Assists with financial tracking, control, and the management of departmental operating funds. May serve as departmental Express Card Administrator, ECERT Coordinator, and Equipment Administrator. Provide guidance, instruction, and backup to support staff and researchers who initiate purchases and reimbursement requests.
One year of demonstrated experience with research contract and grant administration, fund accounting, purchasing, travel accounting, disbursements, or payroll.
Ability to learn and develop understanding of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Ability to learn and develop understanding of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to thrive in a busy, high-volume, and deadline driven work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate emergency requests. Detail oriented.
Ability to perform routine financial analysis and reporting.
Proficiency working with computer and information management systems.
Organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
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.