University Of California Irvine , CA 92606
Posted 2 months ago
Job Opening ID: 40423
Reports To: Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Working Title: Lead Research Administrator
Department: Ophth Administration
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 006207
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
At UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, our faculty of internationally recognized physicians, surgeons and scientists provide highly specialized training to future ophthalmologists, access to leading-edge clinical trials as well as sight-saving treatments and therapies for virtually any eye disorder. Eye surgeons, stem cell researchers, geneticists, infectious disease specialists and engineers are working on technologies and treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal disease and cataracts as well as a vaccine to prevent eye and genital herpes infections.
These efforts have vaulted UC Irvine School of Medicine into the top echelons of U.S. institutions receiving National Institutes of Health grants for vision research. Our goal is to spark innovation and continue to revolutionize patient care.
Under the guidance of the CAO, oversees the daily operations of research administration in the Department of Ophthalmology. This includes developing and administering policies and processes necessary to manage and track research activities.
Work directly with faculty on pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors; as well as manage facilities and ensure that researchers are in compliance with entities including IRB, IACUC, or biosafety. Involves activities associated with analyzing research funding trends and sources, forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios. May review and guide others in the review of financial and administrative management requirements of research contract and grant proposals, awards, and / or transactions to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. May review and sign transactions for less experienced staff.
$78,900.00 - $112,00.00
5 years minimum experience
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc. Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements. Full knowledge of 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.
Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Advanced knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas. Ability to interpret policy for others.
Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions.
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
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California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
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