Job Details

University of California, Riverside
  • Position Number: 1313566
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Research Administrator 3

Job Number: 201809103662
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Schedule: 8AM - 5PM
Salary: $53,700 - $79,800

Position Information:
The Department of Entomology is a large and complex operation encompassing teaching, extensive research and outreach. Fiscal responsibilities include the management of approximately $20M in appropriations and $11M in expenditures from a variety of state, federal and gift fund sources as of FY17. The department supports ~34 faculty and includes ~240 non-senate academics, postdocs, graduate students, research personnel & administrative staff. As an experienced research administrator, provide leadership and high-level administrative/technical support for contract and grant applications and post-award administration, requiring a thorough understanding of complex regulations. Responsible for complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub award recipients. Serve as liaison for faculty and department between Research and Economic Development office and Extramural Fund Accounting. Guide and mentor less experienced staff. Perform complex budget/resource analysis including forecasting, retrieving data from campus financial systems, organizing and validating data, and preparing comprehensive reports for principal management on an ad hoc basis. Please note: This position is designated as a Career Ladder recruitment, which means the hiring department can recruit and fill this role at different levels within the position classification series. Therefore, this position is currently posted as Research Administrator 2 Job ID# 201809113701 and Research Administrator 3 Job ID# 201809103662. Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match for your skills. All applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the recruitment for which they applied. If you wish to be considered in multiple pools or are unsure, please apply for both positions.

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

Work experience in higher education.

Minimum Requirements:
Five (5) years of related experience.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and effectively articulate complex policies and procedures, both orally and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team situation.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audience while ensuring adherence funding sponsor's guidelines,
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of UCR's financial systems and research applications.

Knowledge of UC Policies and procedures and on-line campus financial systems.

Extensive knowledge of UC System wide and campus Contacts and Grants policies and procedures.

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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