The Director of Research Administration and Finance supports department-wide strategic initiatives and global decision-making through reporting, analysis, and planning/ budgeting. The individual is directly responsible for the Department’s consolidated budget, recharge operations, financial research administration, and industry-sponsored clinical trials financial management.
The Director supervises two Financial Research Administration Managers to ensure that Neurology faculty receive high-quality financial management of their portfolios. The individual also supervises two Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trial Analysts, a Financial Services Supervisor, and a Department Finance Analyst. Quality is assessed through objectives including reducing or eliminating net position deficits, reducing cost transfer activity (including payroll expense transfers), providing timely and accurate consolidated budgets and Division financial reports, and meeting all University and sponsor deadlines for financial reports and close-outs. The Director strategically allocates human, financial, and material resources to meet these objectives on-time and within budget. Failure to meet these objectives may result in loss of funds, unnecessary expenses, additional workload, breach of contract with sponsors, or audit findings that compromise the University’s standing with sponsors, including the NIH.
The mission of the Department of Neurology at UCSF is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of and treatments for human nervous system disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, it accelerates the pace of discovery and champions the University's global health initiatives. The Department of Neurology is the second-largest department at UCSF, with an annual operating budget in excess of $150M. It is the number one recipient of NIH funds among neurology departments of U.S. medical schools, and its services are ranked third in California among hospitals that offer neurology and neurosurgery services.
The Department of Neurology is a teaching, research and clinical care unit within the School of Medicine (SOM). The Department of Neurology is a large, multi-site department, with locations including Mission Bay, Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the Gladstone Institutes and is affiliated with the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The department is constructed of 14 administrative divisions with 11 clinical specialties. The department has over 230 faculty and academic employees, 260 staff positions, and 150 trainees including: residents (46), clinical fellows (37) and postdoctoral scholars (70).
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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.