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Research Grant Specialist II

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Requisition # HRC0536755

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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. 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, federal and local agency requirements including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with resource and coverage planning.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving efficiencies in the pre/post-award administration of SOCCI sponsored funding portfolio.
  • Assists with development of Standard Operating Procedures related to pre- and post-award administration.
  • Assists the SOCCI Research Administration Office on other activities as assigned.
  • 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.


  • BA/BS degree
  • Three to five years (3-5 years) minimum experience in administration of research grants, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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 general grant submission components, including the preparation of progress and financial reports.
  • Proficiency with eRA commons,, NIH RePORTER, Federal Reporter, and other related proposal submission systems.
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Knowledge of expense tracking software required.
  • Knowledge of general accounting and financial analysis required.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and related applications required.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and utilize Excel spreadsheets for budget and data tracking.
  • Ability to identify problems and resourcefulness to resolve them independently using own initiative.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff members at all levels of organization.
  • Must be highly organized, patient, persistent, and require minimal supervision in execution of assigned tasks.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Five (5) years of related experience, with increasing responsibility.
  • Experience in a basic laboratory environment or a sponsored research office strongly.

Licenses and Certifications

  • CRA/CPRA/CFRA/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred.
  • Working Title: Research Grant Specialist II
  • Department: Cancer Institute
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: West Hollywood
  • 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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