Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Administrator 3 (6206U) - 15475
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 4, 2021
Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) Regions which provide services to speci?c '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.
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Undergraduate Studies, Organized Research Units Region (SHARE)- is part of Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Our mission at SHARE is simple. We aim to provide the Human Resources, Research Administration, Purchasing & Reimbursement services that departments and ORUs in our region require - in a timely and e?cient manner, with minimal hand-o?s and a culture of collaborative improvement.
We will work hard to establish relationships with you as well as processes and services that will create a productive environment in support of the university's mission of excellence in teaching and research.
Organizes, plans, establishes and monitors ?scal budget control of contracts and grants administration, gifts, endowments and privately funded projects for faculty research programs.
Ensures complete and accurate collection of research administration at all stages of the contract and grant life cycle.
Provides standard ?nancial reports and projections for contracts and grants of moderate complexity.
Independently serves as the primary faculty liaison, assisting Principal Investigators (PI) with the development of moderately complex contract and grant proposals including reviewing RFP and drafting summary of content, gathering data and responding to requests for information; researching and compiling information required; and developing proposal budgets.
Prepares support documentation as required by proposal guidelines and coordinates proposal submissions with Sponsored Projects O?ce.
Independently analyzes transactions to identify and resolve discrepancies, to identify potential overdrafts and to resolve and prevent overdrafts going forward.
For research funds, assures all transactions are in accordance with campus policy and agency requirements.
Coordinates hiring of research personnel and tracking of their transactions to ensure they are on the correct chartstring and submits Funding Entry and Direct Retro templates in UCPath for these transactions.
Provides advice and counsel regarding sponsored projects administration, including compliance regulations, to Department Administrators and PIs.
Participates in training/educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of professional research administration concepts and practices, and BRS, University, and/or funding agency processes and policies.
Assists in support of audits as directed by senior sta?.
Requires independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Requires thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Ability to manage signi?cant volume of transactions.
Thoroughly knowledgeable in applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, ?nancial con?ict of interest, biosafety, et cetera.
Ability to translate technical/scienti?c concepts into a fundable proposal.
Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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