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This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in La Jolla and remote.
UC San Diego Health Sciences is a top-ranking, future-oriented organization. VC Health Sciences academic enterprise is comprised of the School of Medicine, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. These three professional schools, with a combined operating budget of $2 billion, are responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego. The Health Sciences Sponsored Project Pre-Award Office (HS SPPO) is responsible for reviewing and submitting approximately 2,000 proposals and/or progress reports per year to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
HS SPPO is committed to actively promoting our Principles of Community and continually advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within all levels of our organization. In line with the goals of UC San Diego's Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and fostering a positive and welcoming climate where all are valued.
Under the general supervision of the Interim Director (HS SPPO), the HS SPPO Senior Grant Analyst is responsible for performing varying levels of full-scope review and complex analysis of Health Sciences pre-award research grants for the National Institutes of Health. The incumbent independently reviews proposals to ensure the proper commitment of University resources and to ensure compliance with UC, VC Health Sciences, and sponsoring agency policies and regulations. The HS SPPO Senior Grant Analyst will serve as a subject matter expert and resource to faculty and staff regarding proposal compliance, preparation, and submission and is responsible for the proposal process management. In collaboration with the Interim Director, the incumbent will develop, implement, and co-teach training curriculum for VC faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as maintain the HS SPPO Training Resource Library.
The Sponsored Projects Grant Analyst will be independently responsible for a variety of projects and communications related to HS SPPO. Under the direction of the Interim Director, the incumbent will research, analyze, approve, and provide recommendations for non-NIH Health Sciences proposals while working in conjunction with the Central Office of Contract and Grants (OCGA). In addition, this position will provide full-scope pre-award fellowship proposal services for a variety of sponsoring agencies to fellows, faculty, and staff in all HS departments and functional areas.
Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to analyze funding solicitations in relation to receipt of University support from extramural sources.
Proven knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. Strong experience with research funding mechanisms.
Knowledge of policy distinctions between gifts, grants, and contract mechanisms for support of University programs. Ability to interpret the varying objectives and needs of the Investigator and Sponsor in order to advise on the appropriate support mechanisms.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, foreign involvement/collaboration, biosafety, etc.
Demonstrated ability to independently resolve potential conflicts with extramural sponsors, as well as with University faculty/ researchers and administrative staff.
Ability in financial analysis and budget; effective written communication and ability to draft formal correspondence; and to research, interpret, and develop written policies and procedures.
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.
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