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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 3, 2020
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is a non-profit, academic research organization formed through the partnership of UC Berkeley andUC San Francisco located on the UC Berkeley campus. At the IGI, we envision a world in which genome engineering innovations benefit humanity and are accessible to all. A key focus is accelerating translation of CRISPR-based approaches to address real-world problems in human health and agriculture.
The IGI is looking for passionate people who share our vision and values. We are committed to hiring and developing employees who want to work in a high performing culture. The IGI is especially interested in candidates whose previous experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage individuals to apply who may have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off for family/personal reasons, or excelled in careers outside academia.
Applies professional concepts to monitor timelines, budgets and deliverables related to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions, specifically:
Monitor timelines, budgets and deliverables for projects; identify issues meeting these requirements well in advance;
Manage project budgets, which may include campus, grant, contract, and gift funds;
Provide assistance and oversight with subawards/other agreements, including: compiling required documentation, drafting scopes of work, monitoring sub-awards, including payments/invoicing, and ensuring adherence to regulations/processes, human subjects protocols, and reporting requirements
Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.
Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals, specifically:
Manage project-related communications for scientific directors, including analyzing, drafting and/or curating content for reports and presentations.
Conduct background research to assist with proposals and to support ongoing work.
Assist in preparation of documents and presentations for donor reporting as well as dissemination activities.
Coordinates team members and prepares meeting documents and agendas for IGI project meetings, specifically:
Manage relationships with team members and gathering data from team members and other sources for research projects.
Coordinating meeting logistics for research projects.
Coordinating periodic research-related events, including oversight of logistics and budgeting, communications, and reimbursements.
Provides additional analytical duties in support of IGI projects.
Experience in the development of collaborative processes and participating in multi-disciplinary scientific teams.
Knowledge of program and/or project management skills and principles such as coordination, planning, scheduling, tracking, and computer-based tools to perform the work successfully.
Detail oriented, excellent record keeping, organization and multitasking skills.
Proven ability to work independently to complete work assignments in a fast-paced environment. This includes the ability to use excellent judgment to establish priorities and resolve problems under short deadlines and with interruptions.
Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application program, or ability to learn.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate to all levels of an organization.
Effective interpersonal skills and diplomacy necessary for working in a diverse team environment and with sensitive material.
Proven experience working as a team member and with internal and external staff, collaborators and partners.
Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Strong skills in short-term planning, problem-anticipation and -solving, and customer service; ability to independently investigate solutions to administrative challenges and anticipate leadership needs.
Ability to work effectively with unstructured and changing environments.
Strong competency with MS Office (including solid understanding of Excel) and Google applications.
Experience in administrative and project planning.
Bachelor's/advanced degree in a science field and/or equivalent training/experience.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, 1 year Contract Appointment with the possibility of extension.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.