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Research Administrator 3

Company: UCSF Medical Center
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, the primary research arm of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital division of UCSF's Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, seeks a Research Administrator 3 (RA3) to join Bixby's research administration team. The RA3 will use skills as an, experienced research administrator to independently perform post-award duties for a complex, diverse research portfolio valuing-$3MM-$5MM. The RA3 will also fulfill research administration duties in support of the entire Bixby research portfolio such as pre-award (e.g., preparation of proposal budgets, completion of other support pages), management of high-dollar domestic sub-contracts, and may assist with maintaining an in-house research financial management system. They will oversee pre and post-award activities and transactions related to contract and grant management and maintain contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies.

The RA3 will apply a thorough understanding of funder and university policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure compliance. They will serve as a thought partner to the Principle Investigators and Project Directors whose portfolios they manage, proactively identifying financial or compliance issues and proposing solutions. They will also be a resource for new or more junior staff regarding post-award policies and procedures. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.

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Department Description

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
This position is part of the research administration team for the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health which is situated within the ZSFG Division of Ob-Gyn & Reproductive Sciences. The Bixby Center leads research and training programs around the world to improve reproductive and sexual health. We work to ensure that all people have access to birth control, abortion, sex education, pregnancy and birth care and HIV/STI treatment-regardless of their age, ethnicity, income, or where they live. Our 200+ members advance reproductive health policy and practice worldwide through research, training and advocacy. Since the Bixby Center's founding in 1999, our research has changed policy, clinical care and laws for the better. Our work informs evidence-based reproductive and sexual health policies, treatment and care guidelines to save women's lives around the world.

Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences (ObGyn & RS) is a major academic department in the School of Medicine committed to providing quality health care services, educating health care providers and investigators, and conducting research to advance knowledge in our field. The Department is nationally recognized for research and training in women's health care specialties. This position is based at the Department's San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Division, a large teaching, research, and clinical site. The SFGH Division of Ob-Gyn & RS is home to -40 faculty, 4 non-faculty academics, and over 100 staff; fellows, residents, and other trainees; and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. The SFGH division has an annual budget of over $70M. Our mission in the SFGH Division of Ob-Gyn & RS is to promote justice, quality, and equity in women's health care. We seek to eliminate barriers to good health for women in San Francisco and around the world. We are committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace and strive to understand and address the impact of structural inequities on sexual and reproductive health.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in any area or equivalent experience/training.
  • 3+ years of experience in research, research administration, business, finance, accounting, health care operations, public health, or any other field where candidate performed some form of quantitative analysis, reporting, or modeling.
  • Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
  • Ability to perform complex financial or other quantitative analysis and customized reporting.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheets and database software, such as but not limited to, Excel and PeopleSoft, for financial analysis, fiscal management, financial reports, or research or consulting projects.
  • Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration after hire.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
    • Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to financial conflict of interest.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.

      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.

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