Sr. Contracts & Grants Analyst

UCI Health
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$66,700
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Updated: Aug 24, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: Phys Sci Deans Office

Job Opening ID: 58302

Reports To: School of Physical Sciences (SoPS) Assistant Contracts and Grants Manager

Working Title: Sr. Contracts & Grants Analyst

Department: Phys Sci Deans Office

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 006206

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: Hybrid-Remote

Employee Class:

Position Summary:

The School of Physical Sciences Contract and Grant Financial Management Team supports post-award analytical, financial, administration, and training activities for contract and grant funding, and budget development for SoPS faculty and their various research and instructional programs and initiatives. We manage funding (post-award) and closeout activities for federal, state, local and private sponsors. We analyze research funding trends and sources, forecast, plan, and manage research portfolios and our daily activities involve reviewing proposals to ensure institutional compliance and program success; negotiating, administering, and monitoring contract and grant awards, including compliance with regulations, terms, and conditions; financial management and reporting; and sub award/subcontract issuance and administration.

Under the direction of the School of Physical Sciences (SoPS) Assistant Contracts and Grants Manager, the Sr. Contracts & Grants Analyst is responsible for the financial and administrative management of complex federal and private contracts and grants (approx. $5-$10 million) as well as other extramural funds that support various research and instructional programs within SoPS. As part of the School's collaborative financial management team, incumbent has independent decision making authority, with policy analysis and interpretation, and independent problem solving responsibilities that require on-going interaction with all levels of university and agency faculty and staff. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and oversee 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 awards 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/or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Works on complex post-award administration on grants and contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

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.

$66,700.00 - $85,000.00 (Annual Salary) Expected Pay Range within the Full Salary Range $66,700.00 - $118,500.00 (Annual Salary)


Minimum three years of experience at UCI, with working knowledge of UCI administrative and financial online systems and/or four years of higher education experience managing multi-million dollar research awards.

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, planning, audit planning and preparation, rate analysis, cost/benefit analysis, research program fund administration, 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, prioritization, and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas amongst heavy workload and often competing deadlines. Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor guidelines. Ability to independently develop innovative, logical solutions to difficult, unusual or first-time problems, and generate appropriate recommendations in response.


Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques. Experience working as part of a professional team, maintaining confidentiality, using discretion, and establishing and maintaining working relationships with staff, faculty, researchers, and students of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

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


Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: //

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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