Financial Research Administrator 3 - Tenders Global

Financial Research Administrator 3

University of California, San Francisco


Full Time


Job Summary

This position is in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging. The incumbent is responsible for complex analysis and coordination of the financial aspects of grants management for Principal Investigators (PIs) supported by the Department. Key aspects of the position include interfacing with the Departmental Business Office, UCSF Office of Research, UCSF Controller’s Office (Contracts & Grants Accounting), UCSF Development Office, and extramural and intramural sponsors. The incumbent must be able to coordinate between multiple sites, institutions, and investigators, and navigate complex funding agency guidelines.  The skillful execution of a wide range of independent responsibilities, providing high-level post-award support, and prioritizing and managing all aspects of the workflow are all key elements of this position. 

The incumbent’s role is to ensure that the awards of his/her assigned PIs are managed rigorously according to sponsor, UC, and departmental requirements and follow planning, budgeting, and spending practices that are efficient and minimize audit risk. The incumbent serves as the departmental representative supporting his/her assigned PIs and must show considerable independence in planning, budgeting, tracking down information, and keeping detailed records of all financial transactions.  While this individual works closely and in concert with departmental faculty and staff, s/he functions as the department’s representative to the assigned PIs and reports to the Post Award Manager located at China Basin.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and / or oversee research proposals, awards and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Work on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Central Role (CR): Is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus). Department Role (DR): Typically works on complex proposals such as grants / contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

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Department Description

The UCSF Department of Radiology Imaging IT team architects, implements, and manages the computer systems and networks needed to support more than 700,000 imaging studies annually. Our team manages the full stack from network to application and end user support. The team provide Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm support including evening and weekend call to support the Medical Center needs.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS with a major in business or a related field and at least three years of experience in research administration and/or operational analysis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles
  • Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting
  • Ability to manage significant volume of transactions
  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title

006206 RSCH ADM 3

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)


China Basin (SF), Fully Offsite

Additional Shift Details

Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 5:00PM

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