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Research Administrator 3

Company: University of California - San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

#106228 RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR 3

Extended Deadline: Thu 11/26/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/14/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/16/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego current employees who apply by 10/16/20 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.

DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department embodies the university's tradition of excellence as a world-class leader in computer science and engineering education and research. Ranked in the top 20 nationwide, the department is dedicated to research, education and overall excellence.

CSE has approximately 65+ faculty FTE, 20+ professional researchers, 45+ staff in career/casual titles, 300+ tutors, and 135+ TAs. There are approximately 1,800 undergraduate students enrolled in 4 majors, with annual enrollments of 27,000. The department has a graduate education program involving over 700 students (240 PhDs and 500 Master's).

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This is a professional position at the experienced level of the Research Administrator Series. The incumbent is an experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field; independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and/or oversee research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Typically works on complex proposals such as grants/contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

Incumbent provides analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. Involves activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; negotiating, administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and subaward/subcontract issuance and administration.

* Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

* Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.

QUALIFICATIONS

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Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
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Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
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Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
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Knowledgeable about Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.
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Requires thorough knowledge in OMB circulars such as Universal Guidance, A-21, A110 and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
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Demonstrated experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements.
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Strong competence using spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Proficiency in utilizing campus financial system reports, queries, and use pivot tables or similar experience using other financial reporting tools.
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Excellent written communication skills to correspond with all levels of administration using correct rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Proven verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, graduate students, visitors and the public using diplomacy, tact and flexibility in a variety of circumstances.
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Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
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Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty and students, and to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to understand and follow the UCSD Principles of Community.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

* Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.



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

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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