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HSC Research & Compliance Administrator I


UF HSC Classification* 

Serves as a member of the UF Health Science Center (HSC) research administration and compliance team of professionals responsible for facilitating research administration duties that include but not limited to supporting investigators and staff in the preparation and submission of research proposals to federal, state, corporate, and other funding agencies, provide interpretation and communication of sponsor guidance, legal and regulatory requirements, and University policies to HSC faculty, staff and administrators for submission of HSC proposals to external sponsors; reviewing and submitting proposals for submission; understanding all aspects of UF Health billing plan development and serving as a central resource to review billing compliance and regulatory documents in support of sponsored projects administration for internal and externally funded research; serving as a research administration resource for HSC faculty, staff and administrators, as well as for external sponsors, engaged in human subject research, providing ongoing substantive review of policies and procedures and maintaining extensive knowledge base to solve complex problems and issues related to human subject research.


Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Reviews HSC faculty proposals for external submissions and analyzes proposed budgets for University policies and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines; Checks budget details for accurate reflection of line items and proper indirect cost rates; interprets proposal guidelines to comply with University policy, agency requirements, and federal and state laws; evaluates compliance concerns such as cost accounting standards, and cost sharing.
  • Assists University faculty and departmental staff to assess funding opportunities and interpret sponsor submission guidelines and RFAs
  • Acts as a liaison between Principal Investigator (PI), administrators, agency officials, as well as federal, state, and local; interacts closely with PI and their associates to provide technical assistance during the development process of proposals; and provides guidance to departmental staff, investigators, and research administrators on agency policy and requirements;
  • Provides training to departmental staff, investigators, and research deans on federal, state, sponsor, institution, and college regulations to facilitate timely proposals submissions and contracting with external sponsors.
  • Reviews, compares and approves prospective billing plans and billing plan amendments are matched to all other study documentation to promote compliance with human subjects and services federal, state and institutional regulatory requirements.
  • Works with hospital, physician practice and investigators to verify protocol schedule of events correlate to confirmation of services and pricing.
  • Reviews agreements and informed consent forms to issue the financial language assessment form (FLA) to be sent to the applicable institutional review board.
  • Participates in developing work plans and links individual objectives to work group or organizational objectives
  • Implements or supports various change management activities
  • Become proficient in skills required for obtaining internal signature authority on behalf of the College of Medicine.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in research administration.

Licensure and Certification



*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UF Health Science Center (HSC) research administration & compliance offices requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation.


This position does include supervisory responsibility.

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