Research Administrator 3 (6206U), ProS Service Region - 5073
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 4, 2020
This position will remain open until filled
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.
Welcome to the ProS Region!
The Professional Schools region (ProS) serves the University Extension, Berkeley Law, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Education, School of Social Welfare and the School of Journalism.
We are extremely proud of the team we have put together and are working hard to provide faculty, staff, and students in our region with expert advice and reliable support services that foster academic and professional success.
Our aim is to build a team that is 100% committed to you. Over time, ProS team members are determined to become familiar with the unique issues, terminology, funders, sponsors, vendors, and circumstances in the ProS region that will enable us to provide service that you'll find responsive, meaningful and relevant.
- Serves as primary faculty liaison, assists PI with the development of contract and grant proposals.
- Prepares proposal budgets and support documents that are required by proposal guidelines.
- Coordinates proposal submission with Sponsored Projects Office.
- Under limited supervision, provides post-award financial administration and management for research funds in accordance with campus policy and agency requirements.
- Monitors and administers post-award sub-recipient.
- Conducts financial analysis and projections.
- Monitors and ensures allowability for financial transactions, expenditures, reconciles funds, identifies and resolves discrepancies and retains all necessary back up documentation.
- Tracks and ensures compliance with cost sharing commitments.
- Under limited supervision, organizes plans, establishes and monitors fiscal budget control of contracts and grants administration, gifts, endowments and privately funded projects for faculty research programs.
- May facilitate PI interactions with CSS HR and CSS B&FS.
- Prepares all close-out activities including: final projection, subcontracts, personnel and recurring expenses.
- Assists in support of audits as directed by senior staff.
- Participates in training/educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of professional research administration concepts and practices, and CSS, University, and/or funding agency processes and policies.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of one year of demonstrated experience in research contract and grant management.
- Requires independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
- Working knowledge of contracts and grants transactions and applicable financial systems, as well as related policy requirements.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor, and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member, research and resolve problems, meet deadlines, and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
- Accounting and budgeting skills in managing complex financial accounts and funds, as well as knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal, and reporting principles.
- 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 significant volume of transactions.
- Thoroughly knowledgeable in applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, et cetera.
- Ability to translate technical/scientific concepts into a fundable proposal.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
- Three years of demonstrated experience in research contract and grant management preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $65,000.00 - $75,000.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, 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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