Grant & Program Support Analyst

Genomics Institute, UC Santa Cruz
Job Location
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
commensurate with experience and qualifications

Full benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans.

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Grant & Program Support Analyst works with closely with the grant and program administration team to support scientific and administrative directors, research and technical managers, and programs at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. This position participates in pre- and post-award responsibilities and assists in the planning and management of new projects and programs. The selected candidate should be excited to work in a fast-paced, start-up like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. Please visit for full details and to apply.


Bachelor's degree and two equivalent years of experience in research program administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in research proposal development and submission. Demonstrated track record in interpreting, organizing, and managing the administration of grant projects, including the resources that these projects require (e.g., personnel, equipment, space). Experience working in an academic research setting with knowledge of programs, policies, and procedures related to grant project management, budgets, accounting systems, and sub-awards. Experience with applying funding agency regulations to grant project management, including reporting, budgets, personnel, and proposals. Knowledge of accounting principles applied to research in an academic setting and experience interpreting financial reports; familiarity with current best practices in financial operations in large organizations. Experience utilizing, entering data, and pulling reports from a database such as FileMaker Pro. Computer skills sufficient for preparation and management of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Exceptional organizational skills sufficient to prioritize and complete assignments and projects independently, while balancing among competing needs and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, well-formatted correspondence, documents, and reports using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Close attention to detail with ability to proofread work carefully. Able to establish and maintain effective work systems and records. Excellent problem-solving skills to effectively solve multi-faceted problems within an administrative context. Analytical ability to draw conclusions based on data and concisely summarize results. Excellent verbal communication skills, including ability to give and receive clear, concise information in an articulate manner. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive, cooperative, and professional working relationships in a team environment. Demonstrated diplomacy to deal tactfully with diverse people, situations, and ideas and to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information. Demonstrated flexibility, productivity, and efficiency. Self-motivated, requiring a minimal amount of supervision.

About Our Organization

This position is a part of an active administrative office supporting the scientific efforts of faculty of the UCSC Genomics Institute and its related projects, such as the Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering (CBSE), the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), the UCSC Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC), and the UCSC Training Program in Systems Biology of Stem Cells. It supports the operations of the GI under the Managing Director, and the research and teaching efforts of the director, professor David Haussler, and associate director, professor Josh Stuart, which includes approximately 90 staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students involved in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).  

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.  

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