Research Administrator

UC Davis

Research Administrator

Salary Range: $4,483.33- $8,516.67/Month

Apply By Date: 8/11/2022




Under general supervision, serve as the financial analyst, compliance officer and resource to the CAO and Chair. Conduct financial analysis and effort reporting and participate in the financial planning for a wide variety of federal grants. Gather, manage and analyze financial data from a variety of revenue streams, including state general funds, state and federal grants, private grants, gifts, and other funding sources. Monitor and maintain departmental, research and project accounts associated with the annual operating budget. Departmental compliance expert in the University policy and procedure for all departmental business processes. Principal trainer and resource for business office staff on financial procedures and policy. Assist the CAO in long-range financial planning and forecasting. Responsible for pre- and post- award processes, budget preparation, analysis, and forecasting, and for control of complex budgets. Serve as back-up to the MSO in their absence. Co-supervise student assistant help. Assist department by backing up co-workers and helping with projects as needed.




• Experience in financial analysis, forecasting and strategic planning to analyze and compile financial data and reports.

• Experience in budget preparation based on narrative methodological research plans and designs, analysis, and forecasting with skill to control complex budgets.

• 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.

• Analytical skills to proficiently assume responsibility for coordination and completion of complex projects requiring interactions with many internal parties in a large organizational structure.



• 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#: 38668


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
  • Research Administrator/Manager

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time