Contract & Grant Analyst

UC Davis

Contract & Grant Analyst

Salary Range: $4,941.67- $9,375.00/Month

Apply By Date: 8/11/2022




Within the Department of Computer Science, under general direction and supervision, responsible for the fiscal control, accounting and reporting of all levels of contracts and grants awarded and full financial portfolio of Principle Investigators (PI). Works in a highly independent capacity as 1 of 2 financial analysts within the contracts and grants team, dealing with complex proposals and funding sources and serves as compliance officer and resource advisor to the faculty for pre- and post-award processes.


Responsible for the management of grants and contracts. Provides effort and cost sharing reporting, salary cost recovery, and analytical financial reports for a large, complex academic department with a variety of state, private and federal projects. Independently gathers, manages, and analyzes financial data from a variety of revenue streams, including state and federal grants, private grants, gifts, and other funding sources.


Responsible for budget preparation, review, fiscal analysis, effort reporting, regulatory research compliance oversight, and forecasting of extramural and department budgets. Monitor and maintain departmental, research, and project accounts associated with the annual operating budget. Departmental compliance expert on University policy and procedure for all department and research business processes. Independently serve as liaison and department representative to the Office of Research, Accounting and Financial Services, Business Contracts, and outside agencies including Federal and private sponsoring agencies as well as prime- and sub-contracting agencies. Provide highly complex financial and regulatory administration and analysis of cross- disciplinary extramural and intramural research proposals and awards. Independently develop and manage pre- and post-award processes and analysis for multi-investigator, multi-site, and multi-year research projects.




• Completed Research Administration Certificate (RAC) or ability to obtain within two years from date of appointment.

• Experience in financial analysis, forecasting and strategic planning to analyze quantitative aspects of fiscal and budgetary issues and with compiling financial data and reports.

• Experience in federal, state, and private grant budget preparation based on narrative methodological research plans and designs, analysis, and forecasting to control complex budgets as well as with financial reporting policies.

• Experience providing leadership and decision making to solve problems and to evaluate business needs and critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze complex data and develop meaningful solutions to specific problems.

• Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate and interact with Dean’s Offices, campus departments, Principal Investigators, CAO, staff, and students to ensure compliance with UCD policy and procedures.

• Organizational skills to work with changing priorities and demanding workload to independently manage and monitor multiple accounts simultaneously and to meet multiple and variable priorities and deadlines.

• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to analyze complex data and develop meaningful solutions to specific problems.



• Experience with UC Davis accounting, purchasing, entertainment, travel, and business management practices.

• Knowledge of UC Davis hiring/employment practices within an academic department.

• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, cost allocation methods, and accounting policies and procedures in an academic environment.



The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees.  To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.


Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


No Smoking

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.


To view full job description and submit an on-line application, visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:

Job ID#: 38669


The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

UC Davis




(530) 752-1011

Background Information

2-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time