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Senior Post Award Contracts and Grants Analyst - 65903-1A

Updated: May 16, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Bio Sci Deans Office

Job Opening ID: 65903
Reports To: Contracts and Grants Supv II
Working Title: RSCH ADM 3
Department: Bio Sci Deans Office
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 006206
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:
The UCI School of Biological Sciences Contract and Grants office is one of the units housed in the Office of the Dean that has a centralized Pre-awards and Post awards unit. As a central unit, staff serve the School as a whole by working with a variety of federal and non-federal sponsors. The team’s mission is to serve the School’s faculty by streamlining services and improving operations, supporting each other on complex and challenging tasks, and fostering professional growth by attending training, conferences and presenting on extramural research topics both on and off campus as subject experts.
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently oversee extramural research awards, and transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on funding of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex awards that may involve multiple investigators and multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Works on complex awards such as fellowship awards and cooperative agreements which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators, multiple sub awards and cost share tracking.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

The expected pay range for this recruitment is $66,700.00 - $118,500.00 (Annual Salary). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $66,700.00 - $118,500.00 (Annual Salary).


Department Website:


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. 
  • Ability to manage significant volume of transactions. Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. 
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. 
  • Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques 
  • Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor's guidelines. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing fellowship awards. 
  • Ability to track institutional cost sharing.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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