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Research Admin 4 (RSCH ADM 4)

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Sacramento
February 16, 2024

Under the direction of the Director of Research Administration, this position will provide school-level advanced level technical leadership in research administration (RA) for the newly developed SOMOR shared services research administration unit (RAU). This role includes serving as the subject matter expert on pre- and post-award management for the School of Medicine, assisting RA leadership on pre- and post- award policies and procedures, assisting on the development and administration of pre- and post-award training materials and training modules for the School of Medicine research administration community, serving as the liaison between SOM and campus Sponsored Programs Office, serving as a pre-award resource to School of Medicine departments, and serving as the research administrator for contracts and grants with the Dean's Office or SOM Office of Research as their administering Dept.

Apply By Date

(02/21/2024 at 11:59pm); Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • 3-5 years Research Administration experience
  • Advanced technical knowledge of pertinent federal and non-Federal sponsor regulations including OMB Circulars, the NSF and PHS Grants Policy Statements, Federal Acquisition Regulation, patent and copyright law, and cost-accounting standards.
  • Advanced technical knowledge and understanding of the compliance and sponsor policies related to research administration.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of federal, state, and non-profit sponsor regulations, policies, requirements, procedures, and areas of interest.
  • Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
  • Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements.
  • Advanced technical Knowledge of UC Davis contract and grant procedures
  • Familiarity of various institutional offices related to pre- and post- award activities, along with research compliance.
  • Familiarity working with grant preparation systems (Cayuse, SF424, Grants.gov)
  • Ability to interpret policy for others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess the Certified Research Administrator certificate or similar certification.
  • Advanced (Master's) degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Research Administration experience within UC Davis Health
  • Mentoring skills to develop and oversee less experienced analysts.
  • Ability to attain a Certified Research Administrator certificate or similar certificate within one - two years of hire.

Department Description

The School of Medicine Office of Research (SOM OR), with an annual operating budget of approximately $10M, acts under the direction of the SOM Vice Dean for Research. SOM OR manages research safety, grant facilitation, and supports investigators across the SOM and the UC Davis Main Campus who perform biomedical research. In FY22, the School of Medicine received $396 M in extramural grants and contracts. By supporting research administration throughout the SOM, the incumbent will play a key role in supporting the overall UCD SOM research mission by improving pre-and post-award administration and compliance throughout the school.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $3,076.63 - $5,651.34
  • Salary Frequency: Biweekly
  • Salary Grade: 23
  • Payroll Title: RSCH ADM 4
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 08 Hours
  • Location: UCD Inst for Regenerative Cure
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: Hybrid


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  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • 14 paid Holidays annually
  • Paid Time Off begins at 24 days accrued per year
  • Sick Leave
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness program and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
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Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
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