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The Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) organization supports, facilitates and promotes the world-class research enterprise at UC San Diego by a) providing essential services and resources that enhance research and other creative endeavors, b) enabling partnerships and collaborations among researchers at UC San Diego and between UC San Diego and government, industry and other research enterprises, and c) developing infrastructure and policy that promote innovation, an entrepreneurial culture, communication, and compliance for the UC San Diego research enterprise.
The organization fosters research across disciplines by enhancing the research experience through effective stewardship of resources, policies, compliance and expertise, and by developing tools and educational programs as the responsible steward of the campus research enterprise.
The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) is the central VCR office with direct oversight for all VCR operational, administrative and public relations/communication functions and for core units including Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars, Research Compliance and Integrity (IACUC, Export Control, Conflict of Interest), Research Ethics, Government Research Relations, Research Initiatives, Research Proposal Development, International Outreach, and multi-disciplinary campus research (Organized Research Units). Other enterprise wide research support departments under the Vice Chancellor for Research include Contract and Grant Administration, Innovation and Commercialization, the Animal Care Program and the VCR Service Core.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research (AVC-R) reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) and acts on behalf of the Vice Chancellor in his/her absence. The AVC-R is Chief of Staff, is a member of the Vice Chancellor's leadership team, and is appointed to represent the Research Affairs enterprise on multiple high-level campus and system-wide advisory groups. The AVC-R advises the Vice Chancellor, and coordinates with other senior campus officials, on all matters of interest to the Vice Chancellor, including policy, programs, public and government relations, finance, and Human Resource matters.
The AVC-R represents the VCR in matters involving Deans, Chairs, ORU/MRU Directors, and the UC Office of the President (UCOP); provides administrative leadership for ORUs and MRUs; manages confidential and sensitive investigations and inquires for the VCR and for the campus research enterprise; and develops solutions for a wide range of issues in all areas of campus research operations.
The AVC-R interacts regularly with Campus Counsel and the Campus Ethics and Compliance Officer and performs a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, organizational skills, flexibility, and discretion, including maintaining strict confidentiality where appropriate. The AVC-R is responsible for helping move issues to resolution, often by consulting with leaders of multiple units within the VCR's organization and across other VC areas, and is a key contributor to the Vice Chancellor's success in managing the UCSD research enterprise.
The AVC-R serves as the Chief of Staff for the VCR organization, with responsibility for leading and integrating all ORA operations, which includes a budget of approximately $35 million and a staff of 253 FTE. The AVC-R oversees divisional resource management, financial management, human resources, resource planning, compliance, long-range strategic planning, performance measurement and business process design and implementation for core units of the VCR organization and other units under the authority of the VCR. The AVC-R works directly and collaborates with AVC level representatives from other Academic VCs (SIO, General Campus, Health Sciences).
The AVC-R is responsible for identifying, recommending, facilitating the development of, and implementing campus-wide research information systems to support research administration and compliance protocol submissions to realize greater efficiencies for staff, faculty and a broad range of administrative support systems, and to ensure responsiveness to the overall research needs of UC San Diego faculty, staff and students engaged in research.
The AVC-R is a high-profile and integral position that requires direct and effective interactions with leadership across t
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