Post-Award Analyst
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging provides state-of-the-art clinical imaging for patients. In addition, it conducts world-class scientific research to develop the next generation of clinical imaging tools and techniques to fight cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions globally.

Job overview
The Post-Award Analyst provides a full spectrum of high-level financial analysis and support for approximately 15 researchers (faculty, postdoctoral scholars, fellows, residents & students). The successful candidate works well in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment within a team structure. The incumbent exercises judgment and independently coordinates activities among multiple sites, institutions and investigators; is called upon to navigate a variety of funding mechanisms, including NIH individual investigator grants, cooperative agreements, program projects, training grants, fellowships, sub-contracts and industry sponsored contracts. Forging a partnership between the department and the investigators, the Analyst supports the investigators’ role in planning and managing projects within the framework of sponsor, university, and departmental policies. The position works with the PI to develop budgets and projections, prepares financial reports, analyzes options, and interprets sponsor/university/department requirements. The Analyst reviews effort reports, coordinates funding changes, prepares financial journals, and provides liaison with funding agencies; partners with pre-award staff to develop grant application budgets. This position reports to the Post-Award Team Leader located at Laurel Heights, performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

Required Qualifications
• BA/BS with a major in business or a related field and at least two years of experience in research administration and/or operational analysis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated abilities working with Excel and design complex spreadsheets and produce clear reports.
• Ability to interpret and apply policies and/or procedures, such as federal, state and university policies and procedures. Must also demonstrate an understanding of OMB Circular A-21, SAS-115 and Cost Accounting Standards.
• Demonstrated initiative, problem solving skills and strong analytical, budgetary, organization, communication and interpersonal skills to operate effectively in a diverse, fast-paced and changing environment.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, manage time well, and set/adjust priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced, customer-service focused work environment.
• Ability to resolve problems and exercise sound judgment in ambiguous environments.
• Ability to learn and comprehend various database systems and use electronic portals.
• Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability.
• Thorough knowledge and proven ability to apply fund accounting principles, cost accounting standards, and fund-specific restrictions of sponsor agencies and university policies regarding a wide range of financial transactions.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior experience with fund accounting in an academic research or non-profit environment.
• Demonstrated financial management skills utilizing UCSF’s financial and research administration systems (RAS).
• Prior experience using WebLinks, PeopleSoft and ERS.

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