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Research Operations Associate - GI

Requisition # 19004911 Apply Now

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 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 our cancer patients' treatment options, one trial at a time.

Do you have a passion for helping human kind?

As a member of our team, you will bring your dedication and expertise to collaborate on clinical trials and assist on research studies. You will provide support and service to faculty and staff conducting research. This includes coordination of staff support, provision of centralized systems, regulatory expertise, and quality assurance. Your work will support our mission of rapidly translating research discoveries into safe, effective treatments.

Under direction of the Manager, the Research Operations Associate manages functional activities in cooperation with the Department Chair and Division Directors. Provides administrative managerial support by implementing financial and operational activities for each group or department. Facilitates and implements the financial, grant management, operational and human resource activities. Additionally, interacts and coordinates with clinical and research managers and Principal Investigators (PI) across the institution.

Develops and administers budgets and reconciles expenses.  Tracks and monitors budget activities and analyzes variances.
Provides leadership and oversight of pre- and post- grant process and grant activity.  
May work directly with Department Chair and PIs to develop federal grant proposals. 
Coordinates activities with Office of Sponsored Research and other collaborators. Manages spending on grants so that all expenditures are appropriate and allowable within the grant budget and year end.
May facilitate the faculty contracting process in coordination with Academic HR.
Supervises staff and administers performance evaluations and develops performance improvement strategies. 
Coordinates required components of employee recruitment and employment life cycle including overseeing job and status changes, assisting with international employee processing, department requirements for visa renewals and department orientation.  
Serves as liaison for the PI with area supervisors and HR Business Partner.  
Ensures proactive interaction with Principal Investigators and facility personnel including Safety, IACUC and IRB.
Responsible for supervision, management, and academic activities of research staff.
Participates in the research and academic activities of the institute, strategic planning, philanthropic development to support research efforts.  Represents the interests of the institute in inter-and intra-institutional research projects.
Responsible for tracking and reporting Capital/Research projects.  Prepares complex or high-level regular and ad-hoc financial reports for management.  Ensures accuracy and timeliness of these reports.
Acts as departmental liaison with other departments for questions regarding Capital/Research projects; coordinates this work with department administrative staff to ensure they are aware and compliant with changing guidelines.
Department specific job duties may include, but are not limited to, event coordination, space planning, project management, strategic planning and providing other specialized support to PIs and project work.

Coordinates submission of manuscripts to journals for publication
Prepares and submit faculty expense reimbursements and travel for Division Director
Coordinates faculty guest visitors, including travel arrangements and itineraries, and escorting them to their meetings across campus.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related research field (or equivalent related work experience).
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of business management experience in an academic research or healthcare environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development or grant management.
  • Working Title: Research Operations Associate - GI
  • Department: Home Dept - Medicine Research
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: UNASSIGNED
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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