Senior Analyst, Sponsored Research & Programs (Pre and/or Post-Award)
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2020
SENIOR ANALYST, SPONSORED RESEARCH & PROGRAMS (PRE AND/OR
201910308461 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $55,000 - $95,150
Administers the fiscal operations of extramurally funded projects
and programmatic activities held within the organization's diverse
award portfolio. The incumbent will provide comprehensive and
advanced financial analyses to Principal Investigators, Program
Directors, Academic Unit FAOs and/or Chairs, to ensure the
accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of revenue and expense
reporting and to enable effective short- and long-range planning
and adherence to University and sponsor policies and procedures.
Maintain fiscal integrity for all funds and accounts, and ensure
all funds are in auditable/reportable condition. The customer
audience includes a complement of SOM units (Dean's Office, the
Division of Biomedical Sciences, the Division of Clinical Sciences,
Center for Healthy Communities, Student Affairs, Undergraduate
Medical Education, and Graduate Medical Education), as well as
collegial collaborators, external business partners, and
community-based organizations. Additionally, the incumbent will
provide comprehensive and advanced analytical and financial
management support in the coordination and processing of proposals
of complex scope, budget development, contract and grant
administration, and award management and closeout activities as
required for both research and clinical. The primary focus of this
position is Post-Award administration; however, s/he will provide
Pre-Award support to academic units on an as-needed basis. The
incumbent should possess strong collaborative skills as s/he will
be part of a unit where projects may be assigned to a team. This
position is designated as a Career Ladder recruitment, which means
the hiring department can recruit and fill this role at different
levels within the position classification series. Therefore, this
position is currently posted as (RSCH ADM 2 Grade 20 Recruitment
201910318501) and (RSCH ADM 3 Grade 21 Recruitment 201910308461).
Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the
best match to your skills. All applicants will be assessed based on
the minimum requirements for the recruitment for which they
applied. If you wish to be considered in both pools or are unsure,
please apply for both positions.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience administering contracts and grants for both research and
Specialized experience with industry-sponsored research agreements,
clinical trial agreements, confidentiality/non-disclosure
agreements, off-site research agreements, SBIR/STTR agreements,
state/local government agreements and foreign agreements.
Experience ensuring compliance with sponsor terms and conditions,
University policies, and federal and/or state requirements for
sponsored projects; reviewing and endorsing sponsored projects
proposals; accepting awards that support sponsored projects; and
preparing and issuing subawards. Required
Experience working in research administration at a university,
specifically within a medical school or a non-profit research
institute or hospital. Preferred
Experience in sponsored funding administration or research
administrative analysis. Required
Experience in contract and grant programmatic/budgetary analysis
and reporting; preparing fiscal and progress reports for submission
to sponsor or review by management; and preparing periodic budget
reports, conducting variance and other analyses, to ensure
compliance with sponsor terms and conditions. Required
Working knowledge of federal regulations, policies and procedures
related to sponsored awards and regulatory compliance (e.g., OMB
A-21, A-110, A-133) and of research funding mechanisms employed by
extramural sponsors (e.g., multiple-PI, instrumentation, graduate
training and other special programs). Required
Travel to campus and various UCR/SOM sites for meetings as needed.
Strong ability to organize workload when faced with competing
priorities and to complete work assignments on a timely basis
despite frequent interruptions.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database
software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and
communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and
diverse subject areas.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of
Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and
educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes,
procedures and techniques.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
and adherence to HIPAA and FERPA.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to
use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of
interest, biosafety, etc.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Internet
Explorer or other web browsers; experience maintaining moderately
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively
and professionally communicate, using tact and diplomacy with
internal and external campus community partners.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas
of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Demonstrated skill in working as part of a team and collaborating
with others to complete tasks/projects.
Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive
text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding
Demonstrated knowledge of the University of California's financial
and personnel policies and procedures and the ability to interpret
them, for the purpose of project scope and budget development.
Demonstrated knowledge of and working experience with University of
California client/server systems.
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
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 was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
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