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Moira McAlister

Title(s)Research Services Coordinator, Vice Chanc Research
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    Moira brings 15 years of research administration experience to her role as a Research Services Coordinator. She has worked as a grants analyst in UCSF’s Contracts and Grants Pre-Award Unit and then in the School of Pharmacy’s Dean’s Office working with three Departments: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biopharmaceutical Sciences (now Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences), and Clinical Pharmacy as well as specialized units including the Poison Control Center, Small Molecule Discovery Center, and Drug Studies Unit. Her experience runs the gamut of simple research to complex multi-site grants and federal contracts. She has worked with several federal and state agencies, private foundations and industry.

    Moira enjoys excellent collaborative relationships with faculty and staff across campus. Her colleagues have desribed her as knowledgeable, proactive, personable, dedicated, and supportive. She is looking forward to her role in RMS and working more effectively with Researchers, Department Staff, and her fellow RMS Team Members to improve processes and ensure excellent service to Researchers across campus.

    Moira has a BA in History from UC Berkeley where she also studied public policy. She describes the most transferable skills from her education as her ability to research, analyze, and negotiate a large bureaucracy.