Contracts and Grants Supervisor

The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.

Under general direction of the Executive Director for Research Administration and Director of Business Operations, the Contracts and Grants Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership, training, daily management, planning, coordination and supervision of the complex financial activities of the Moores Cancer Center (MCC). The incumbent will complete complex financial reporting to include budget development and trend analysis, create and compile financial reports which track spending patterns, capture statistics and identify trends. This position also develops and implements system improvements for pre- and post-award service and audit those systems for quality control.

Duties will be split between pre- and post-award fiscal management, analysis, and administration of sponsored projects profiles and supervision of a team of fund managers. Pre-award activities include development of budgets in conjunction with PIs and lab staff, oversight and review of proposal packages, communication with central pre-award offices and coordination of proposal submissions. Post-award activities include direct management of budgets and short and long term financial planning. Provide direct supervision to fund managers, including daily management of workflow, performance, reporting, and complex financial/ fund management.

In the absence of the Director of Business Operations, serves in Director capacity. Perform analytical studies and prepare complex ad-hoc reports. Consult and advise faculty and MCC leadership including department chair on all aspects of financial activity. Provide advice and guidance on complex policies and procedures for faculty, business office, and staff. This position will have departmental responsibility for E-Cert compliance, Sponsored Project Risk Management analysis and ad hoc statistical reporting. Will also be responsible for supporting higher level research administration questions and supporting high profile faculty to ensure that the research mission of the Moores Cancer Center is fully supported.

Contact Information

University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center



9423 Health Sciences Drive, Room 230

La Jolla , CA 92093


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time