Cancer Center Jobs

Contracts & Grants Analyst 3

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

April 18, 2022
Contracts & Grants Analyst 3, SOM: MED: Cancer Center – Sacramento Campus

The Research Administrator is an integral member of the UCDCCC Administration team and reports to the Finance and Business Officer (FBO). The position provides high-level fiscal, analytical, and administrative support to the Administrative Officer, Center Director, and Principal Investigators (PIs) engaged in cancer-related research. 

Job Summary 

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 $2,084 - $4,184

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8 hours


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We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.  



Develop and manage new proposal, post-award and operating budgets and budget justifications for annual and ad hoc grant submissions and oversee overall appropriations and annual expenses sourced from federal, state, and private agencies. Administer internal and external funded agreements including fund management, financial reporting, effort reporting, and programmatic support. Independently analyze and interpret grant proposals, extramural awards, and contracts to ensure adherence to federal, state, foundation, and private regulations and ensure that financial transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP. The Research Administrator analyzes programmatic needs and makes policy relevant recommendations for research funds. Assist in implementing internal policies and procedures necessary to meet competing deadlines and ensure fiduciary compliance. 

Required Qualifications 

Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position. 

Extensive experience with pre-and post-award grant management. 
Extensive experience using analytical and critical thinking skills to research and interpret data and policy, contribute to solutions, forecast the impact of potential actions, develop logical conclusions, and/or recommend solutions.
Demonstrated financial accounting and/or auditing experience.
Demonstrated experience and/or skills to develop estimates and assumptions to support the budget.
Advanced experience and/or skills to develop and review complicated, multi-year, multi-funded projects budget in accordance with sponsor guidelines. 
Demonstrated knowledge of grant funding processes and procedures
Demonstrated experience and/or skills to review and analyze budget variances from actual expenditures and to forecast.
Demonstrated experience and/or skills creating and formatting spreadsheets and databases using relative cell references and pivot tables for presentation.
Demonstrated organization skills to set work priorities with pressure of deadlines.  
Statistical skills to compile, analyze, and present financial data in a clear and concise format.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, to understand and appropriately respond to multiple and frequent inquiries, requests, and instructions in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications 

CRA Certification or intention to obtain certification. 
Experience preferred of at least 2 years working with proposals and grant award management, including federal and state awards. 
Experience with Kuali, DaFIS, PPS, OPTRS, DS, ehr, PeopleSoft, UC Path, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting.
Knowledge or ability to understand University fund accounting, generally accepted accounting principles and government auditing standards.
Knowledge of University contracts/grants, financial, accounting and payroll policies and procedures.

Special Requirements 

This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees.  To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

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