Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Administrator 2 (6205U) ChaMPS Service Region 3771
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 6, 2020
Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) Regions which provide services to specific 'groupings/clusters' of schools, colleges, and organized research units (5 academic, 1 all other). This regional approach to providing administrative services is intended to improve service quality by re-establishing personal connections and to develop more local expertise.
Chemistry and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (ChaMPS) is a service region within Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of Vice Chancellor for Administration, providing reliable, high-quality integrative administrative support to faculty, academics, staff, student employees, and retirees in support of the UC Berkeley mission of teaching, research, and public service.
ChaMPS provides services in the areas of Business and Financial Services, Human Resources/ Academic Personnel Support and Research Administration (pre-award and post-award administration) for the College of Chemistry, the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters & Science, Space Science Laboratory, and several other ORUs.
The Research Administration function within ChaMPS will provide department level service during the contracts and grants pre-award life cycle to UC Berkeley's Principal Investigators (PI) and Principal Directors (PD). By streamlining services in areas such as human resources, purchasing, and grants administration, BRS will help PIs and PDs navigate the campus administrative processes and focus on the research that comprises a large part of the UC Berkeley mission. ChaMPS will provide department level pre-award and post-award support services to all research professionals on campus, in close collaboration with the Sponsored Projects Office, Industry Alliances Office, Contracts and Grants Accounting, and other central offices.
The Research Administrator 2 position within BRS involves providing analytical and financial support in proposal processing, contract and grant administration, and budget development, including pre-award proposal initiatives, management of funds post-award, and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. This work will involve activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing of research portfolios by performing some or all of the following: coordinating and identifying and developing and/or presenting proposals, contracts and other agreements; reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance; administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract administration.
The Research Administrator 2 will report to and receive assignments from the Contracts and Grants Supervisor 2. The incumbent will work with the supervisor to ensure a balanced workload. The incumbent will work with senior research administrators to resolve complex issues and gain a better understanding of the research administration function in a university setting and within C.
Requires independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
Knowledgeable in applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
Knowledgeable in applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, et cetera.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Demonstrated ability on analyze and interpret data. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply guidelines and policies.
Proficiency working with computer and information management systems. Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships and partner with other departments in the campus community.
Excellent initiative, organization skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to participate and contribute as a member of a team in support of unit goals and objectives.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
1-2 years' experience in working with student funding, human resources/payroll, contracts and grants or equivalent related experience.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hourly range is $26.82-$30.17
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time/career position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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