The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
The Research Administrator 3 is responsible for providing institutional-level sponsored projects administration services to an academic Schools, academic Institutes, and to non-academic units, including acting as an institutional liaison with extramural sponsors. The duties of this position include: reviewing and endorsing proposals, conducting comprehensive analysis of a variety of awards (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, etc.), negotiating and executing agreements with State, Local Governments and Non-profit sponsors, providing advice to faculty and staff regarding critical and/or sensitive sponsored projects issues, interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies, government regulations and award terms and conditions, coordinating and/or approving prior approval request, and facilitating award closeout. The Research Administrator interacts with a variety of campus and systemwide offices to facilitate the management, administration and conduct of sponsored projects.
The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) unit, through the Office of Research, acts as UCMs institutional office responsible for reviewing, endorsing, and submitting proposals to extramural sponsors for research, training, instructional and other activities. SPO is responsible for preparing, interpreting, negotiating, and accepting, on behalf of The Regents of the University of California, agreements for projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations, and other public and private sources. In additions, SPO drafts, negotiates and executes sub agreements under UCMs prime awards, and is responsible for coordinating sub recipient monitoring. Other areas of responsibility include: monitoring and ensuring institutional compliance with government regulations, sponsor policy and University policy; representing the campus and The Regents when liaising with sponsors; coordinating pre-award and post-award actions requiring either institutional or sponsor prior approval; providing advice to faculty and staff regarding the management and administration of sponsored projects, resolving problems and complex issues related to sponsored programs; and drafting, negotiating, and executing various other agreements related to UCMs prime awards (e.g., data use agreements, collaboration agreements, etc.).