Research Development Specialist

The Research Development (RD) Specialist uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and / or oversee research proposals, awards, and / or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on proposals and 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 proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff.

Central Role (CR): Is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus). Department Role (DR): Typically works on complex proposals such as grants / contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.

The RD Specialist will participate in the Large Grant Development Program within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Research Development Office (RDO), assisting, advising and managing faculty researchers and relevant staff in the preparation of complex campus-wide or multidisciplinary research funding proposals. The RD Specialist will contribute to the following activities: consulting with investigators at all stages of the proposal development process; institutional coordination; communicating with sponsors as appropriate; inter-institutional partnering; and proposal project management.

This position is housed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery but is split between Orthopaedic Surgery and RDO, a research unit within the UCSF umbrella.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is responsible for the department's academic, teaching, patient care professional services and research activities under the UCSF School of Medicine (SOM). The department has over 250 academic and staff personnel at multiple sites (University of California - UC, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay - MB, San Francisco General Hospital - SFGH, and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center - SFVAMC).

The RDO provides leadership in developing policies and plans for UCSF scientific research administration, broadly serves the needs of the UCSF, and specifically supports the research development needs of the faculty to advance UCSF’s scientific vision, mission and goals.

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
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