Research Scholar Manager
Company: University of California - San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 26, 2019
#97974 RESEARCH SCHOLAR MANAGER
Extended Deadline: Thu 6/27/2019
Posting shall remain open until position is filled.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/13/2019 for
consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants
should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/22/2019. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for
The Research Scholar Manager is part of the Office of Postdoctoral
and Research Scholars (OPRS) team and serves as the primary point
person on academic personnel matters for the Vice Chancellor for
Research (VCR). The incumbent is an experienced professional who
knows how to apply theory and put it in to practice with in-depth
understanding of academic personnel matters; independently performs
the full range of responsibilities within the functions; possesses
broad job knowledge; analyzes problems, issues of diverse scope and
The incumbent will manage and conduct the independent review and
analysis of all academic personnel actions, including appointments,
merits, promotions, appraisals, and administrative appointments for
the General Campus Organized Research Units (ORUs) under the
authority of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Provides counsel to
the Office of Research Affairs (ORA) leadership, ORU Directors,
faculty, and departmental staff regarding academic personnel
policies and actions as they pertain to Research Scholars, and
makes significant contributions to academic personnel objectives of
Academic personnel policies and procedures are complex and
confidential and require attention to detail and discretion. Sees
confidential documents of academic advancement and retention,
provides analysis and recommendations, and carries out VCR
decisions. Composes and/or edits a wide variety of correspondence
for signature of VCR and ORA leadership. Participates in
development, analysis and implementation of new policies and
processes. This position requires knowledge of policies and
procedures related to academic personnel.
The incumbent will also manage the Research Scholar education and
training program. Develops curriculum, organizes advancement and
compliance workshops, and leads presentations. Manages policy and
conducts review of Principal Investigator eligibility and
exceptions requests. Ensures that each applicant meets PI criteria
to submit for extramural support. Position also assists with the
development and implementation of operational strategies and
processes for OPRS, and on other projects as assigned.
* Requires flexibility in work schedule to meet demanding and
changing workload and to address urgent cases in a timely
* Will have access to highly confidential files on a daily basis,
confidentiality is a significant condition of employment.**
Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret organization
and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.
Critical and innovative thinking and applied problem-solving skills
to research and analyze complex information and/or problems related
to academic personnel in an objective manner and present nuanced
Proven ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources
and analytical skills to anticipate and forecast impact of
potential action. Ability to develop logical conclusions and to
recommend sound and creative solutions.
Solid ability make prudent recommendations and to give professional
advice to senior officials, and make critical decisions regarding
personnel. Ability to represent policies and to coach on proper
procedures to obtain positive results.
Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate others. Skill in
managing multiple projects, and working efficiently and effectively
will collaborators and teammates. Ability to take initiative and be
proactive to accomplish mission, goals and tasks.
Proven ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Solid interpersonal skills to communicate and handle difficult,
sensitive and/or confidential matters in a pleasant, diplomatic,
effective, and expedient manner.
Excellent writing skills to independently compose and edit
documents effectively, and write persuasively. Communication skills
to communicate technical information in person, by telephone or
Demonstrated knowledge of institutional data systems with an
ability to conduct independent research. Skills sufficient for the
effective manipulation and analysis of quantitative data.
Strong understanding of Lean Six Sigma theories or similar business
process development concepts, and demonstrated ability to implement
efficient and effective business processes.
Solid organizational skills to coordinate large volumes of work,
establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Experience in maintaining
a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail under the
pressure of deadlines, while working with constant
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran
status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action
policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
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