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Lead Research Administrator

Location
Riverside, California
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022
Lead Research Administrator

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary

Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,800 - $97,950

Position Information

The BEES Administrative Unit provides business services for a large and complex operation encompassing extensive teaching, research, and outreach components for the Botanic Gardens, Earth & Planetary Sciences, and Environmental Sciences in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). In addition, BEES supports the UCR employees and campus purchases of the USDA Salinity Laboratory and provides conference management support for all units within CNAS. Reporting to the Financial Operations Manager, the Lead Research Administrator will provide direct support for the pre- and post-award administration for assigned Principal Investigators (PIs), ensuring compliance with agency-specific guidelines and institutional policies. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub awards. Performs complex budget/resource analysis including forecasting, retrieving data from campus financial systems, organizing and validating data, and preparing comprehensive reports. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert and provides training and guidance to team members. Recommends enhancements to department processes to ensure accuracy and integrity of data. The successful incumbent will work with a diverse set of customers. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. Please note: While we do not anticipate that our position will be eligible for visa sponsorship, international applicants are still welcome to apply. The budgeted hiring range for this position is $58,000 - $96,100.

The University of California is vigilantly monitoring and acting in accordance with all applicable public health directives related to COVID-19.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Education

Education Requirements

Degree Requirement

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required

Experience

Experience Requirement

4 - 7 years of related experience. Required

Prior experience working in an institution of higher education. Preferred

Demonstrated experience in preparation and submission of contract and grant proposals using various on-line applications. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.

Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.

Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor's guidelines.

Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.

Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.

Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.

Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.

Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.

Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of UC Systemwide and campus Contracts and Grants policies and procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge of UCR's financial systems.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview ()

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