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Research Administrator 4

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: January 11, 2020

Job Description:

Research Administrator 4

Job Category:

Managerial/Professional

Unit:

School of Engineering

Position Code:

SENG9388A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin 01/27 and continue until the position has been filled

Salary:

$75,000 - $85,000

Location:

Merced



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

About the Job:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, the Research Administrator 4 serves a strategic role in planning and researching opportunities for securing research and education funding that support the long-term objectives of the School of Engineering (SOE). This position serves as a principal advisor to the faculty, with full responsibility for identifying contract and grant funding opportunities, coordinating SOE proposal and pre-award activities and processes and supporting faculty in pursuit of their extramural funding. Serves as the School of Engineering's primary liaison with other universities, federal/state/local agencies and our industrial partners on collaborations and research support; collaborates with UC Merced's Office of Research and Development in outreach to prospective research sponsors. Manages all aspects of post award administration of extramural funds within the School. Supervises support staff working on grants or contracts according to established policies, practices and defined internal controls. Receives pre-determined work that are subject to a moderate level of control and review. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Provides priority setting and work flow analysis. Uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage high volume and high complexity transactions.



Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 years of related experience or 9 years equivalent experience / training.

Thorough knowledge of contracts and grants transactions and applicable financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.

Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policies, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts.

Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions.

Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.

Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.

Thorough knowledge of policy and its interpretations.

Proficiency in use of common desktop / web applications.

Strong interpersonal skills, service orientation, ability to multi-task effectively in a varied, high volume environment, judgment and decision-making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and effective verbal and written communication.



To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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