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Research Grants Specialist I - OB/GYN & Pediatrics - Hybrid

Los Angeles, California


Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. By joining us in an academic role, you’ll be a part of formulating future ideas for discovery and then translating those discoveries into cures for the benefit and health of the Los Angeles community.

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What makes a successful Research Grants Specialist I - OB/GYN & Pediatrics - Hybrid at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver


Discovery is central to Cedars-Sinai’s mission. Our laboratories and clinics generate ideas, therapies, devices, and systems that contribute to biomedical progress around the world. Cedars-Sinai’s investigators push the frontiers of biomedicine with studies in cardiac care, cancer, digestive health, the neurosciences, women’s health, and more. Cedars-Sinai’s robust academic enterprise shapes the experts who will help redefine medicine for the next generation.


Requisition # HRC1288441B

Come join our team!

The Research Grant Specialist I (RGS-I) works with the Principal Investigator (PI) and senior level research administrators to monitor grant accounts and track expenses.  Provides reconciliation and research related financial reporting of federal and non-federal grants.  This role performs all post-award administrative functions including, but not limited to preparing and routing internal documents for signature and processing, maintaining clear understanding of grant budgets and expenditure restrictions.  Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local agencies including National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institutional Review Board.  This position will report to senior level research administrators for day-to-day supervision of work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the liaison between departments or research groups and Sponsored Research & Funds Administration, Accounting, and Finance departments.
  • Prepares and routes internal documents for signature and processing.
  • Performs all post-award administrative functions.
  • Monitors federal and non-federal grant accounts, tracks expenses, project reconciliation and research-related financial reporting.
  • Performs necessary funding corrections via direct cost transfer requests (DCTRs).
  • Assists in the development of financial projections for project account management.
  • Assists in the development and submission of progress reports.
  • May enter Notice of Awards (NOAs) details into databases.
  • May assist in the preparation and submission of documentation required for research compliance.
  • Participates in required training and education programs.
  • Assists senior level research administrators and leadership on other activities as assigned.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred.


  • One (1) year of experience in administration of research grants, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and understanding grants, manuscripts and abstracts guidelines.
  • Knowledge of general accounting and financial analysis required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and related applications required. Demonstrated ability to create and utilize Excel spreadsheets for budget and data tracking.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with short timelines, to prioritize work, and to complete assignments in a timely, accurate manner.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks requiring attention to detail.


Working Title: Research Grants Specialist I - OB/GYN & Pediatrics - Hybrid
Department: OB/GYN Prof
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Contract & Grant Budgeting/Funding
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$64,500.00 - $100,000.00

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We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Cedars - Sinai's EEO and AA Policy Statement

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We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

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