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Research Administrator
University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 08/12/2020
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Research Administrator position is in the Department Radiology & Biomedical Imaging. The individual is responsible for complex analysis and coordination of the financial aspects of grants management for Principal Investigators (PIs) supported by the Department. Key aspects of the position include interfacing with the Departmental Business Office, UCSF Office of Research, UCSF Controller’s Office (Contracts & Grants Accounting), UCSF Development Office and extramural and intramural sponsors. The individual must be able to coordinate between multiple sites, institutions and investigators, and navigate complex funding agency guidelines. Skillful execution of a wide range of independent responsibilities, providing high-level post-award support, prioritizing and managing all aspects of the workflow are all key elements of this position.

The Research Administrator’s role is to ensure that the awards of his/her assigned PIs are managed rigorously according to sponsor, UC and departmental requirements and following planning, budgeting and spending practices that are efficient and minimize audit risk. The individual serves as the departmental representative supporting his/her assigned PIs and must show considerable independence in planning, budgeting, tracking down information and keeping detailed records of all financial transactions. While this individual works closely and in concert with departmental faculty and staff, s/he functions as the department’s representative to the assigned PIs and reports to the Post Award Manager located at China Basin.

The Research Administrator 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. Work 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.

  • Central Role (CR): is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus).
  • Department Role (DR): typically works on complex proposals such as grants/contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine (SOM). The Department of Radiology provides service for UCSF’s four integrated facilities: Moffitt/Long Hospitals, San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC), Mt. Zion Hospital, China Basin, and the Mission Bay Hospital. The department has 32 sections and research units, and has over 200 salaried faculty and non-faculty academics. There are also approximately 300 With Out Salary (WOS) clinical faculty.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

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