Research Policy Analyst
University of California UCOP - Oakland, CA

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University of California, Office of the President
Salary: $55,272 - $81,304 (Minimum- Midpoint of Range)
Location: Oakland, CA
Requisition #: 20130134
Closing Date: 04/04/2013

The Research Policy, Analysis and Coordination unit (RPAC) perform functions related to research and technology transfer policies and administration.

As part of a collaborative team of research policy professionals, the Research Policy Analyst has responsibilities in several broad areas such as policy development, guidance, interpretation, and implementation assistance; systemwide leadership and representation on research policy issues; systemwide coordination - promoting best practices, convening systemwide committees and work groups; and development of training materials and resource documents for campus use and providing systemwide and local training on various issues related to research and technology transfer policy.

The Research Policy Analyst has analytical responsibility within assigned content areas and works collaboratively with others on issues that cross content areas; these may include issues related to government sponsors of research (e.g., federal and state); research policy (e.g., conflict of interest, human subject research, and animal research); intellectual property policy; private research sponsors/collaborators (e.g., industry, non-profit); material transfers; clinical trials; and research administration/contract and grant functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, law, science, or relevant field and three years progressively responsible experience working in public policy analysis and/or research administration (preferably in a university setting); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of university, state and federal policy-making processes or ability to quickly acquire the same.
  • Knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas: - Contracts and grants/research administration. - Issues, regulations, statutes, agency requirements, and university policies relating to negotiation and administration of awards from state and federal agencies, non-profit sponsors, and/or industry sponsors - Contract law and legal principles. - Issues, regulations, statutes, agency requirements, and university policies related to intellectual property, licensing, and technology transfer, clinical trials (e.g., FDA regulations, Medicare reimbursement rules, good clinical practices), human subjects research, conflict of interest, animal research; curation and repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural objects (NAGPRA), publication and dissemination of research results, transfer of research materials, academic freedom, research misconduct.
  • Experience performing policy analysis and/or regulatory, statutory, and contract interpretation; as well as dealing with policy issues related to conduct and administration of research in a university environment.
  • Demonstrated research skills to identify appropriate primary and secondary sources and extract and assess pertinent information; well-honed Internet and database search skills.
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