Cancer Center Jobs

Senior Program Analyst

The University of Arizona Cancer Center

April 16, 2021
We are seeking a Senior Program Analyst to join the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). The UACC is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center headquartered in the State of Arizona. The (UACC) Sr. Program Analyst supports the Center Director and Associate Director (AD) of Administration in every facet of non-clinical operations related to the UACC's National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation.

Responsibilities include developing efficient processes to monitor compliance and continuous improvement in all components of maintaining the Center’s NCI designation. Every five years, the UACC competes for this designation by applying for the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), or NCI P30. Continuous research performance assessment is required to ensure scientific advancement and impact.

The Sr. Program Analyst will primarily be responsible for the accounting, cataloging, analysis, and compliance of cancer center relevant activities of the University of Arizona, to meet the NCI's and UACC reporting needs. These include: • Grants and awards • Publications • Membership • Communications • Internal and external funding tracking • Support to Shared Resources • Metrics and Reporting • Other needs, as assigned

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
The Sr. Program Analyst must have a high level of knowledge and understanding extramural funding and peer-reviews publishing in a medical research environment. Attention to detail and strong commitment to quality are a must at every level of the Sr. Program Analyst’s work. The position requires technical skills, working in various databases and other software, and continuous improvement through process change or technological advances. The Sr. Program Analyst will support the Center Director and AD of Administration in the development and implementation of innovative metrics of research performance within the UA system and other CCSG related duties including grant budget development and monitoring expenditures of the CCSG.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates and performs day to day operational and administrative activities in support of research programs.

Maintain membership information as described in the Cancer Center's membership policy and as instructed by the Cancer Center Director.
Track grant parameters as required by the NCI and as is requested by other administrators
Support the AD of Administration in the maintenance of operational information of the Center's instrumentation labs, cores and shared resources.
Support internal pilot project award administration, and limited funding opportunity announcements.

Compiles and analyzes data related to program administration.

Track and maintain member participation and engagement statistics through report and spreadsheet creation.
Collect grant award information from University Resources, Federal Databases, and department officials from across the UA.
Mining of PubMed and other federal databases to export members' publications and enter in the Cancer Center database.

Develops and monitors project plans including timelines, resource requirements, and budgets.

Support other CCSG deliverables during competing and non-competing renewals.

Serves as a primary contact for internal and/or external stakeholders to coordinate activities, exchange information, deliver reports, etc. 

Work with PIs, University of Arizona Health Science Research Administrators, department ­level finance managers, sponsored projects, and other University personnel to ensure all information produced in the office is accurate.

Work with investigators receiving direct cost support from the CCSG (CCSG developmental funds, CCSG supplements, and CCSG Shared Resources) to ensure public access policy compliance in publications arising from these funds.

Drafts program sponsor and other technical reports.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 
Ability to perform technical and repetitive data collection and entry with an outstanding degree of accuracy.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is typically required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications • MS in medical research field. • Prior experience in CCSG grant reporting and renewal requirements. • Understanding of federal grant nomenclature, national institute structure, peer-review publications, and peer review grant award procedures. • Ability to solve problems by researching and identifying the core source of misconceptions or misunderstandings. • Understanding of the NIH Grants Policy Statement and experience meeting terms and conditions in official award documents.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $52,024 - $75,145
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 9
Career Stream and Level PC3
Job Family Research Program Admin
Job Function Research
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Sweasy |
Open Date 4/2/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant

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