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Research Administrator 3 (6206U) SHARE Region 40269
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 3, 2022
Title Research Administrator 3 (6206U) SHARE Region 40269
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Research Administrator 3 (6206U) SHARE Region 40269

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of five (5) Regions which provide services to specific "groupings/clusters" of
schools, colleges, and organized research units (4 academic, 1 all other). This regional approach to providing administrative
services is intended to improve service quality by re-establishing personal connections and to develop more local expertise.

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, ORUs & Space Sciences Lab, Undergraduate Studies, Chemistry (SHARE)- is part of
Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Our mission at SHARE is simple. We
aim to provide the Human Resources, Research Administration, Purchasing & Reimbursement services that departments and
ORUs in our region require - in a timely and efficient manner, with minimal hand-offs and a culture of collaborative

We will work hard to establish relationships with you as well as processes and services that will create a productive
environment in support of the university's mission of excellence in teaching and research.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 8/15/2022


  • Organizes, plans, establishes and monitors scal budget control of contracts and grants administration, gifts, endowments and privately funded projects for faculty research programs.
  • Ensures complete and accurate collection of research administration at all stages of the contract and grant life cycle.
  • Provides standard nancial reports and projections for contracts and grants of moderate complexity.
  • Independently analyzes transactions to identify and resolve discrepancies, to identify potential overdrafts and to resolve and prevent overdrafts going forward.
  • For research funds, assures all transactions are in accordance with campus policy and agency requirements.
  • Coordinates hiring of research personnel and tracking of their transactions to ensure they are on the correct accounting chartstring and submits Funding Entry and Direct Retro templates in UCPath for these transactions.
  • Provides advice and counsel regarding sponsored projects administration, including compliance regulations, to Department Administrators and principal investigators.
  • Participates in training/educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of professional research administration concepts and practices, and BRS, University, and/or funding agency processes and policies.
  • Assists in support of audits as directed by senior staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies and to interpret policy for others.
  • Experienced with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.
  • Stays current on compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing to multiple constituencies.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, Uniform Guidance, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.
  • Complete competency with federal cost bulletins, campus policies, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.
  • Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions and to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times while maintaining a high level of attention to detail, and ability of work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex financial accounts and funds, including cost projections and budgeting, ability to perform high level financial analysis and customized reporting.
  • Requires independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
  • Ability to mentor and assist a staff of RAs in all aspects of pre-and post-award accounting and research administration according to campus policies and procedures.


  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • A minimum of three years' experience working with federal and state contracts and grants fiscal policies and procedures or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% Career position with full benefits. Salary commensurate depending upon experience : $74,000 - $77,000 annual.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This position is eligible for remote work up to 98%.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: default/files/migrated_files/ employers/poster_screen_ reader_optimized.pdf
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