Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/16/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego Health Sciences is a multi-billion dollar organization encompassing 18 academic departments (16 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wertheim School of Public Health), 2 hospitals, and numerous programs dedicated toward fulfilling the Health Sciences education, research, and clinical missions.
Of the over $1 billion in annual sponsored research awards that UC San Diego has received, Health Sciences represents approximately 60% of the total research activity. Specific to the Department of Health and Human Services (primarily the National Institutes of Health), Health Sciences represents approximately 80% of the over $425 million awarded from this sponsor to UC San Diego. Sponsored research proposal submissions for Health Sciences represents between 55-60% of the UC San Diego total in both number and dollars requested. In Fiscal Year 2003, the Health Sciences was given delegated authority and launched an office to manage the pre-award process for all NIH (National Institutes of Health) proposal submissions.
This evolved to also include compliance, training, and decision support, and is now the Health Sciences Sponsored Project Office. In Fiscal Year 2013, the Health Sciences Shared Services initiative was launched to integrate key business office functions into core service units for Academic Personnel, Human Resources, Information Technology Support, and Research Pre- and Post-Award Administration. The latter unit has grown to become the Health Sciences Research Service Core which provides comprehensive pre- and post-award services to Health Sciences research community and ensures Health Sciences-wide consistency in research administration via standardized systems, tools and training.
Under general direction from the Health Sciences Senior Director of Basic Research Administration, and in partnership with the Chief Operating Officer/ School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean, the incumbent has independent over site of the Health Sciences Sponsored Projects Pre-award Office (HSSPPO) and Health Sciences Research Service Core (HS RSC), with full autonomy and responsibility for the operations management of both functional areas.
The Director of Health Sciences Sponsored Research Services manages the HS RSC, which is charged with providing staff and comprehensive management of pre and post award fund management for HS departments and academic units, in addition to developing and delivering uniform training, tools and systems for all Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS) constituents. Current portfolio represents 14 departments/ORU, encompassing 911 proposals and $132M direct expenses, which is over 30% of the VCHS pre and post award portfolio.
Under the direction of the Senior Director, the incumbent oversees the HSSPPO portfolio and workflow management, ensuring effective use of resources, technological advancement and client experience. The Director will partner and collaborate with various sponsored project offices such as OCGA and SIO-OCGA as needed.
The incumbent shall establish operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Involved in developing, modifying and executing organization policies that affect contracts and grants office and also have organization-wide impact. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and/or personnel.
The incumbent is responsible and accountable for creating collaborative and lasting partnerships with central offices across General Campus and Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), including but not limited to associated Contracts and Grants pre and post award offices, central and Health Sciences payroll offices, financial offices such as General Accounting and the Controller's Office, and the Dean's Offices in the three professional schools. Such partnerships shall focus on enhancing and optimizing current business processes, integrating and leveraging existing technological solutions, and communicating process and policy changes to all impacted clients (ranges from central offices, department leadership, Principal Investigators (PIs), fund managers, etc.).
Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel. Manages operations of contracts and grants office and professional staff.
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.