Research Administrator 3
Company: University of California - San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020
#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
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.
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).
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.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of
Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and
educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to
use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of
interest, biosafety, etc.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas
of research administration.
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
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
Demonstrated experience with all types of award mechanisms,
including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative
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
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.
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
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
* 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
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