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Research Grant Specialist II - Department of Medicine

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Requisition # HRC0443626

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine has consistently been recognized as a national leader across the spectrum of medical disciplines. We attract top researchers and physicians from around the world, and we make a difference in the lives of countless patients by working together to advance knowledge and develop new treatments at an accelerated pace.

The Research Grant Specialist II (RGS II) works with Principal Investigator (PI) to complete and submit federal and non-federal grants and serves as the liaison between department or research groups and sponsored research funds administration, accounting, and finance departments. As a RGS II in the Department of Medicine (DOM), work with the DOM Manager, Division Directors, and research faculty to provide deficit resolution on sponsored research projects. Specifically, reates clinical trial budgets and work with research coordinators on post-award management (invoicing, monthly reporting, cost transfers, project closeouts), create research staffing models and projections and meet monthly with research programs to review research portfolios.

This role generally performs all Pre and Post award administrative functions, including, but not limited to, ensuring internal documents are prepared and routed for signature and processing, monitoring grant accounts, tracking all expenses, providing grant and financial reconciliation, and research-related financial reporting. Ensures compliance with all internal policies and procedures, federal and local agency requirements including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May contribute content to standard sections of grant applications.
  • Ensures internal documents are prepared and routed for signature and processing.
  • Monitors grant accounts, tracks all expenses, provides grant and financial reconciliation, and research-related financial reporting.
  • Monitors Time & Effort for accurate reporting and performs necessary funding corrections via direct cost transfer requests.
  • Responsible for grant close out.
  • Identifies opportunities for research funding opportunities.
  • May negotiate budgets for clinical trials.
  • May assist with research participant billing.
  • Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
  • Participates in required training and education programs.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree, required.

Certification/License Requirements:

  • Specialty research certification (Certified Research Administrator), preferred

Experience and Skillset:

  • Three to five (3-5) years minimum experience in administration of research grants, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with clinical trial budgeting and post-award management strongly preferred
  • Working Title: Research Grant Specialist II - Department of Medicine
  • Department: Department of Medicine Admin
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Contract & Grant Budgeting/Funding
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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