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The Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) organization supports, facilitates and promotes the world-class research enterprise at UC San Diego by a) providing essential services and resources that enhance research and other creative endeavors, b) enabling partnerships and collaborations among researchers at UC San Diego and between UC San Diego and government, industry and other research enterprises, c) developing infrastructure and policy that promote innovation, an entrepreneurial culture, communication, and compliance for the UC San Diego research enterprise, and d) promoting research excellence by embedding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core of everything we do.
The organization fosters research across disciplines by enhancing the research experience through effective stewardship of resources, policies, compliance and expertise, and by developing tools and educational programs as the responsible steward of the campus research enterprise. The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) is the central VCR office with direct oversight for all VCR operational, administrative and public relations/communication functions and for core units including Research Scholars, Research Ethics, Government Research Relations, Research Initiatives, Research Proposal Development, International Outreach, and multi-disciplinary campus research (Organized Research Units). Other enterprise-wide research support departments under the Vice Chancellor for Research include Contract and Grant Administration, Innovation and Commercialization, Research Compliance and Integrity (including IACUC, Export Control, Conflict of Interest), the Animal Care Program and the VCR Service Core.
The VCR Project & Policy Analyst will provide management coordination and analysis on a variety of strategic projects, programs, policies and issues in delivery of strategic goals and initiatives of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The incumbent uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies and procedures to manage special projects at the direction of the Vice Chancellor, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research.
Specific areas of focus will include analysis of a wide variety of federal, state, local and university policies to determine impact on the conduct of research and research administration; development of strategies for implementation of procedures to assist in compliance with policies; background research across a wide variety of VCR strategic initiatives.
Incumbent will research, analyze and develop solutions to a wide range of issues, and demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are complex in nature and diverse in scope. Develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.Advanced degree preferred.
Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Common programs include: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, JIRA project management, Tableau workbooks
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated superb interpersonal skills to successfully interact with a broad spectrum of people, such as university faculty and staff, high-level executives and senior leaders, and members of the community from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Excellent writing skills with ability to convey context and nuance in complex issues.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Analytical / problem-solving skills. Demonstrated experience in using good judgment to select methods and techniques for implementation of strategic initiatives.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.