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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Serves as Research Administrator for a laboratory that specializes in the study of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other hematological and solid tumor cancers, providing administrative and financial oversight for the CLL Research Consortium (CRC), an NCI-sponsored program project grant, a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Disease Team award, a Cancer Gene Therapy award, and numerous other research grants, investigator-initiated clinical trials, correlative science agreements and laboratory service agreements.
The Research Administrator works with the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI) and other laboratory personnel to ensure the timely preparation and submission of all extramural research support applications. The Research Administrator oversees the allocation of research funding to CRC-member institutions and coordinates regular communication among CRC investigators (monthly teleconferences & face-to-face meetings). The Research Administrator also serves as the key point of contact between the laboratory and the major extramural research sponsoring agencies, as well as other academic and industry partners.
The Research Administrator provides support to the laboratory's philanthropic initiative – The Blood Cancer Research Fund – and works closely with the PI, laboratory scientists and the UC San Diego Technology Transfer office to ensure the timely filing of the laboratory's intellectual property disclosures. The CLL Research Administrator reports directly to the CLL Laboratory PI and indirectly to the Moores Cancer Center Associate Director for Administration. In this role, the Research Administrator serves as a senior advisor to the PI on all matters relevant to the laboratory's research operations.
Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
A minimum of three (3+) or more years of relevant experience.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc. Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Proficiency using spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Strong skill in software applications, specifically spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Advanced skills in short and long range program planning, comprehensive strategic planning and organizational analysis. Experience in preparing financial and management reports and budgets. Experience providing recommendations to PIs and/or upper management.
Strong experience in the coordination, preparation and submission of research contracts and grants to various sponsoring agencies such as NIH. Pre/Post Award grant management experience.
Strong experience negotiating large contracts and grants with multiple subcontracts and multi-institutional research programs with a national and/or international scope. Experience with preparation of budgets for a large research consortium.
Proven management skills including developing objectives and policies, foreca
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