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Research Grant Specialist II - Smidt Heart Institute/Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center (BSWHC) - Bairey Merz Lab

Los Angeles, California

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Requisition # HRC0850239

The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Smidt Heart Institute is playing a leading role in identifying female-pattern heart disease, developing new diagnostic tools and advancing specialized care for women. Although heart disease kills more women than men every year, the treatment of women's heart disease was based—until recently—on medical research performed on men.

The center is working to correct these gender inequalities and to educate women on how to recognize female-pattern heart disease symptoms. The center provides convenient access to all of Cedars-Sinai's diagnostic and treatment resources for heart disease, and is designed to help women reduce their chances of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state-of-the-art screening and testing.

We are seeking a Research Grant Specialist II who will work with the department's Principal Investigator 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. In this role, you will generally perform 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with principal investigator to complete and submit federal and non-federal grants.  May contribute content to standard sections of grant applications.
  • Works as the liaison between department or research group and sponsored research funds administration, accounting, and finance departments.
  • Generally performs all Pre and Post award administrative functions.
  • 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.
  • Ensures compliance with internal policies and procedures, all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
  • 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.

 

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Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree is required

Licenses:

  • Specialty research certification preferred

Experience:

  • Three to five (3-5) years minimum experience in administration of research grants, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with preparation of general grant submission components, including the preparation of progress and financial reports.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and solid understanding of federal and major funding agency grant submission guidelines.
  • Experience working with multi-PI proposals.
  • Experience with preparation of scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Proficiency with eRA commons, grants.gov, NIH RePORTER, Federal Reporter, and other related proposal submission systems.
  • Working Title: Research Grant Specialist II - Smidt Heart Institute/Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center (BSWHC) - Bairey Merz Lab
  • Department: Heart Institute Operations
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • 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

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