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This position is open until filled. First Review Date 03/25/21.
In 2007, the Department of NanoEngineering is the newest department in the Jacobs School of Engineering. This young and vibrant department is in an intensive growth phase, recruiting faculty and staff, planning new space and facilities, and creating new and exciting graduate and undergraduate programs, currently offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering. The NanoEngineering Department has grown rapidly with 30 faculty members and anticipated enrollment for fall 2019 of over 700 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.
Under general supervision, uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently manage and oversee research proposals, awards, and 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.
Incumbent will also supervise 2.0 career FTEs and review process and implement best practices as it relates to the areas of fiscal transactions. Exercise leadership and discretionary authority to negotiate and/or solve pre/post concerns; use a high degree of independence, ingenuity and analytical skills to resolve complex, unusual and non-routine problems or issues. Formulate internal policy and procedures and make recommendations to the Chair, DBO and Financial Manager for full scope of organizational development, contract and grant administration, internal communications and policy research and enforcement.
Overtime 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.
Experienced with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions. Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Effective interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and groups.
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.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times and maintain a high level of attention to detail, and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
Proficiency working with computer and information management systems.
Stays current on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
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.