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Research Administrative Coordinator - Cancer Clinical Trials Office

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Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our team of researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world. Here, you will be a part of leading-edge cancer research history that improves and enhances our patients' treatment options, one trial at a time.

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) staffed by highly trained professional research personnel (research nurses, clinical research coordinators and clinical research associates), is a central office that provides the infrastructure and function for operations of Cancer Clinical Trials at Cedars-Sinai Cancer, including its medical network and health system, which at any given time has approximately 140 cancer clinical trials. CCTO resources are available to both faculty and industry sponsors to assist throughout the lifecycle of a protocol, from inception to study closeout. We are the central point of contact who coordinates with investigational pharmacy, laboratory, nursing, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other collaborating academic institutions.

Join the CCTO, as a Research Administrative Coordinator (CCTO) and support the Research Director and Research Manager. You will provide reports pertaining to the budgetary and fiscal management of research programs. Assist in coordinating division academic activities. Provides assistance with time and effort reporting. Serve as a liaison to internal departments and external philanthropic and academic organizations. Provide administrative support and coordination of the operational and administrative activities for the research area.

In addition, as the Research Administrative Coordinator you will be responsible for the following:

  • Works under the direction of Directors, Managers, and Principal Investigators on budgetary and fiscal management for all operations within assigned area.
  • Coordinates the administrative and office management systems for the department/unit. Edits policy and procedure manuals. Disseminates information including announcements, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains calendar of events and tracks deadlines, schedules meetings, makes travel arrangements, and submits travel reimbursements.
  • Composes written correspondence, NIH reviews and letters of recommendation.
  • Generates monthly fiscal and physician billing reports and distributes to department management.
  • Serves as a point of contact between departmental administrators and Sponsored Research and Funds Administration (SRFA).
  • May assist Principal Investigator with completing and submitting federal and non-federal grants. May assist with pre- and post-award grant administration functions.
  • May assist with tracking project metrics.
  • Applies federal and state regulatory and licensing requirements, as well as organizational bylaws, rules and regulations and policies and procedures to all assigned projects, and assists with implementation of new regulatory and compliance related programs.
  • Assists with the daily activities of the Director and related faculty members including project management and execution of strategic planning.
  • Assists with creation and maintenance of budgets for research programs.
  • Tracks HR compliance and regulatory activities for research staff members, including maintenance of the HR files, new hire paperwork, coordination of regulatory and compliance training, etc.
  • Coordinates all academic activities, seminars, lectures and meetings.
  • May prepare course syllabi, develop audio visual materials using PowerPoint and other applications, gather information for presentations.
  • May conduct literature searches and format manuscripts for submission and publication.
  • Adheres to procedures for office management and compliance with CSMC administrative regulations and requirements.
  • Assists Department management with other duties as necessary.


  • Excellent language skills and understanding of Grants, Manuscript, and Abstract guidelines. 
  • Strong verbal and writing ability as well as communication, computer, organization, personnel and time-management skills. 
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks requiring attention to detail. 
  • Previous experience in research environment preferred.
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
  • Working Title: Research Administrative Coordinator - Cancer Clinical Trials Office
  • Department: SOCCI Clinical Research Office
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Administrative
  • Job Specialty: Administrative
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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