The Award Officer will be assigned short- and/or long-term coverage duties in support of the Office of Sponsored Research Contracts & Awards unit. The Award Officer is responsible for the review and negotiation of moderately complex government and nonprofit sponsored research, training, and public service awards. This role administratively reviews moderately complex grant or contract proposals and awards, develops budgets, obtains/verifies necessary compliance approvals, submits proposals, negotiates terms and conditions of moderately complex research grant, contract and subcontract proposals and awards from various sponsors, and provides guidance and counsel on a wide variety of complex research administration matters to principal investigators, senior departmental administrators, while supporting senior Contract Officers with their portfolios and the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) staff.
In coordination with Research Services Coordinators, when applicable, the Award Officer is responsible for ensuring that awards, proposals, and agreements are accurate and in compliance with University federal and sponsor regulations. The Award Officer is charged with advising and consulting on contractual issues with the principal investigator, OSR Teams, and other campus stakeholders including Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Privacy, and Department managers. This position leads up negotiating the terms of awards with sponsoring agencies and collaborators to ensure compliance with campus policy, UC policy and federal and state regulations. The Award Officer must be adept at navigating complex proposal and sponsor requirements and coming up with contractual solutions to facilitate award acceptance. The Award Officer serves as the award matter expert for departmental staff, Principal Investigators, and the OSR teams.
It is anticipated that the Award Officer will meet the requisite requirements to submit proposals and sign and approve specified contract and award agreements in accordance with UC policies and procedures.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.