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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 5/20/20
The Research Project Manager (RPM) for Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) is a key member of the research support team. The scope of this work is to oversee a comprehensive set of functions to ensure that the complex and stringent technical reporting requirements for all BAIR research awards are met in the most effective and seamless fashion. The RPM will independently oversee the reporting timelines and work in close partnership and collaboration with all BAIR faculty. The RPM will be responsible for gathering all pertinent data to be included in technical reports. The RPM will also assist in technical writing as needed to adhere to the reporting guidelines. The RPM will communicate with Program Managers and Officers to seek clarity when requirements or timelines are unclear. Additionally, the RPM will coordinate internally with the various central campus units, like SPO and CGA for matters related to reporting obligations. The RPM will ensure BAIR reporting obligations are being met accordingly and will escalate matters as needed.
For all financial matters related to BAIRS research awards, the RPM will coordinate with the ERSO research administrators. The RPM will assist with establishing financial scenarios to aid faculty decision making with both long and short term planning. The RPM may assist with business development opportunities for future proposals and other collaborative opportunities. The RPM will assist in the gathering and organizing of technical information needed for proposal development. For matters related to BAIR operations, the RPM will coordinate and collaborate with the BAIR Operations Director and operations team.
The incumbent must use professional concepts to apply federal regulations to all aspects of work related to managing research awards. Additionally, adherence to all all campus policies and procedures will be critical.
This is a one-year contract position (100% full-time)
40% Ensures that the complex and stringent technical reporting requirements for all BAIR research awards are met in the most effective and seamless fashion. Independently oversees the reporting timelines and works in close partnership and collaboration with all BAIR faculty. Gathers pertinent data related to technical reports. Ensures BAIR reporting obligations are being met accordingly and escalates matters as needed.
15% Assists in technical writing as needed to adhere to the reporting guidelines.
15% Communicates with Program Managers and Officers to seek clarity when requirements or timelines are unclear. Coordinates internally with the various central campus units, like SPO and CGA for matters related to reporting obligations.
15% Coordinates with the ERSO research administrators for all matters related to sponsored awards. Assists with establishing financial scenarios to aid faculty decision making with both long and short term planning.
10% Assists with business development opportunities for future proposals and other collaborative opportunities. Gathers and organizes technical information needed for proposal development.
5% For matters related to BAIR operations, coordinates and collaborates with the BAIR Operations Director and operations team.
Interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as financial scenario planning, budgeting and accounting concepts.
Knowledge of contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
Strong skills in short-term planning, long-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.
Excellent ability in technical writing.
Excellent project management skills and organization.
Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
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*The annual salary range designated for the position is $67,500 - $75,000; however, salary is commensurate with experience.
*This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
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.
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