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This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 11/5/21.
Physics is a prominent, highly-ranked, and research-intensive department at UC San Diego, with 400+ employees, annual expenditures of roughly $35M, 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 150 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 600 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.
Uses professional financial concepts. Applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve various issues. Works on problems of limited to moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Contacts are primarily internal to the department, but may also be external.
Under general supervision of the Department Business Manager, administer the Department of Physics general funds budget of $20 million, plus another $14 million in other funds (e.g., faculty start up/renovation funds, equipment matching, student fellowships, Undergraduate Labs (UGL) Materials Fees, Regents and UCSD Foundation Gift Funds, recharges, etc). Independently provide projections, forecast expenses, review ledger expenditures, analyze and problem-solve for accounts.
Responsible for coordinating and implementing graduate student financial support for Physics graduate students, working closely in coordination with the Fiscal Unit, Student Affairs, Faculty, and Graduate Advisors. Collaborates in maintaining systems/methods for tracking student appointments, financial expenditures and data collection and implementation of support according to both academic and financial policy guidelines.
Responsible for the financial functions of all self-supporting activities and facilities in the department. This includes development and implementation of business and financial plans and systems that incorporate sound business practices, which respond to UC and Federal rules and regulations. Interfaces directly with investigators and administration to determine cost efficiencies and programming needs that lead to enhancing the mission of the department. Assist the Business Manager and Chief Operating Officer with long term planning for the department.
Determines use of appropriate methods to correct discrepancies, including the initiation of direct retros (UCPath) for payroll, commitment adjustments, budget adjustment journals, and transfers of funds. Maintains accurate information and prepares monthly
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