Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of California Irvine
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Updated: Dec 13, 2020 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: ICS DO ASSOCIATE DEANS
Job Opening ID: 12554
Reports To: PROF-AY-B/E/E
Working Title: Research Development Director
Department: ICS DO Associate Deans
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000387
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Contract
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Research in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), the Director of Research Development is responsible for developing strategies to assist ICS faculty with securing extramural funding for research, infrastructure, and student training from federal and state government agencies as well as corporate and foundation entities. Specific responsibilities include research program strategy development for ICS; coordination and assistance with large-scale proposal preparation and submission; coordination of large projects involving faculty and administrative staff from within ICS and, possibly, other academic and central administrative units; identification and promotion of funding opportunities; and relationship building and implementation of programs to strengthen ICS proposal development. The Director will maintain a strong relationship with the School's faculty and staff, the ICS Office of External Relations, Office of Research, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and various other academic units across the campus.
Having wide-ranging experience, uses contracts and grants concepts and organization objectives to assess and resolve the most complex contracts and grants issues having organization-wide impact. Given scope and impact, this role only exists in a central research administration organization. Manages the most complex transactions. Advises on the most complex proposals, including those involving large collaborations, international collaborators, complex contracts. Reviews research / training contract and grant proposals to extramural sponsors to ensure the proper commitment of institutional resources and compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. Proposals and contracts have direct organization-wide impact. Eligible for full delegation of authority to submit proposals on behalf of the organization and to act on behalf of the organization with federal, state and non-profit sponsors of extramurally funded grants, contracts, cooperative agreements and subcontracts and in acceptance of same. Serves as a subject matter expert and is often recognized as an expert for the organization in the industry in a particular area, such as federal contracts, state contracts, subcontracts or information systems, or sponsored project administration and compliance.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Expert knowledge and understanding of the compliance and sponsor policies related to research administration.
Expert knowledge of federal, state and non-profit sponsor regulations, policies, requirements, procedures and areas of interest.
Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated expert level competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Expert knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
Expert knowledge of techniques for identifying and securing funding opportunities.
Ability to lead and implement grant writing and other research development resources for the organization.
Professional experience in the graduate research environment
Working understanding of faculty research operations at the individual investigator and investigator team approaches.
Immediate credibility and detailed understanding to guide faculty, staff, and student researchers, and work with them, towards the most effective funding opportunities.
Excellent writing and speaking skills along with initiative to develop and maintain new relationships with funding sources, guide faculty and staff researchers towards successful research funding otherwise new to them and provide infrastructure proposal materials needed to enhance research proposal success rates.
Ability to independently identify new Computer Science, Statistics and Informatics funding opportunities among federal, state, foundation, and corporate entities.
Managerial skills including the ability to guide and work with a wide range of independent individual faculty investigators and the ability to bring together a team of faculty and, as needed, industry partners where proposals involve teams.
Knowledge of computer science and broader appreciation of science and engineering disciplines to be able to facilitate interdisciplinary proposal efforts and work effectively with faculty across disciplines to complete applications.
PhD in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Expert knowledge of pertinent federal and non-Federal sponsor regulations including OMB Circulars, the NSF and PHS Grants Policy Statements, Federal Acquisition Regulation, patent and copyright law, and cost-accounting standards.
Leadership and mentoring skills to develop and oversee less experienced analysts.
Expertise in the areas of fiscal management, human / animal subject compliance, intellectual property, conflict of interest, procurement, property management, environmental health and safety, and human resources (for academic and staff positions).
Demonstrated skills developing complex large scale research initiatives, proposals and techniques.
Working knowledge of research policies, procedures, and practices of the UC System and, in particular, the University of California, Irvine.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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