Research Financial Analyst / Fund Manager - Remote
University of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 116977
Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the RSCH ADM 2 or RSCH ADM 3 level.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/23/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/05/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.
The UCSD Health Sciences organization encompasses 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions. As a top-ranking, future oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The Vice Chancellor's Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for itsemployees.
The Research Service Core has been established as a new shared business service center to provide Health Sciences departments with efficient standardized Pre And Post award Extramural Research Fund Management support. The unit will build Systems, tools and training courses to support standardized and automated systems supporting research administration best practices. These new processes and operating guidelines are available to all VCHS departments; while staffing is provided on an opt-in basis for those departments in need or interested in innovative program changes. The unit is interfacing across multiple functional areas which include human resources, finance, and sponsored projects.
This unit will play a critical role in the success of the central service center model.
Under the general supervision of the Contracts & Grants Supervisor in the Research Service Core and with the overall leadership of the Research Service Core Sr. Director, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive extramural funds financial analysis and complex fiscal management for multiple departments or divisions assigned to the analyst. The assignment will cover both pre and post award and carry up to approximately $8 million in sponsored project funding sources. The assigned financial management portfolio involves multiple PI's, multiple funding sources (Federal, State, private grants including program projects; contracts, gifts, clinical trials, sub awards, fellowships, service agreements, and UC Foundation transfers). Will work with numerous different agencies to include, but not limited to NIH, DOD, AHA as well as state and county agencies and private funding.
Will work with multiple international and domestic institutions and multiple sites (e.g. Scripps Research Institute and Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego). Will provide complex financial reporting and continuous analysis of revenue and expenditures. Primary client is the principle investigator and the analyst serves in the context of the department or division management. Analyst will have contact with Division Chiefs and Chairs. Establish new policies and procedures and revise existing procedures to meet changing needs. Provide forecasting for short and long term financial planning. Identify problem areas, formulate alternative solutions and make recommendations for a wide variety of financial and administrative issues. Utilize standardized procedures and automated systems to create a variety of complex internal reports and validation of data for management use. This position has the authority to make decisions with the PI regarding fiscal administration of all the projects.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
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.
Proven competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Skill in using a variety of computer systems, including database, spreadsheet, word-processing, and Internet systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, f
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