Research Administrator I (6204U)
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 21, 2019
When it comes to the world we live in, no detail is too small to be noticed and connected to something bigger. At UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources (CNR), we study how all aspects of our environment intersect and support each other so we are able to do more in the world, and do it wisely.
At CNR, we study natural and human systems from biological, ecological, economic, and social science perspectives. With more than 120 faculty and approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, we engage the issues that shape the complex, interconnected world of the 21st century, from sustainable food systems to obesity, from water policy to energy policy, and from the far-reaching impacts of climate change to the linkages between the human genome, diet, and disease.
The College of Natural Resources serves society by generating and disseminating knowledge in the biological, physical, and social sciences in order to provide the tools both to protect the Earth's natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations.
We are the bearer of the University of California's historical land-grant mission, and we stand by our explicit commitment to deliver real solutions to our state, our country, and our world. All of our faculty members hold appointments within the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
, and our approximately two dozen Cooperative Extension
specialists conduct research and build outreach programs connecting CNR to the wider world.
- Learns skills necessary to enter funding for research related appointments in UC PATH (UC's payroll system) and supporting documents.
- Under direct supervision and guidance from other research administrators, performs post-award financial administration and management for research funds.
- Learns to analyze expenses, develop cost projections, and assist with financial tracking and control.
- Learns to interpret regulations and guidelines and prepare periodic financial reports.
- 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.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must possess ability to thrive in a busy, high-volume, and deadline driven work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate emergency requests.
- Requires organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
- Detail oriented.
- Develops understanding of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
- Develops understanding of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, et cetera.
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree in any area and/or equivalent years experience or training.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $22.08 - $31.70.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a 12-month, full-time (40-hours per week), contract (temporary) 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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