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Cedars-Sinai Research Administrative Coordinator - Per Diem - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab in Los Angeles, California

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What will you be doing in this role?

The Research Administrative Coordinator works under the direction of the Research Director; Research Manager; and the Research Operations Associate of the assigned research area. Provides reports pertaining to the budgetary and fiscal management of research programs. Assists in coordinating division academic activities. Provides assistance with time and effort reporting. Serves as a liaison to internal departments and external philanthropic and academic organizations. Provides administrative support and coordination of the operational and administrative activities for the research area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works under the direction of Directors, Managers, and Principal Investigators on budgetary and fiscal management for all operations within assigned area.

  • Coordinates the administrative and office management systems for the department/unit. Edits policy and procedure manuals. Disseminates information including announcements, policies and procedures.

  • Maintains calendar of events and tracks deadlines, schedules meetings, makes travel arrangements, and submits travel reimbursements.

  • Composes written correspondence, NIH reviews and letters of recommendation.

  • Generates monthly fiscal and physician billing reports and distributes to department management.

  • Serves as a point of contact between departmental administrators and Sponsored Research and Funds Administration (SRFA).

  • May assist Principal Investigator with completing and submitting federal and non-federal grants.

  • May assist with pre- and post-award grant administration functions.

  • May assist with tracking project metrics.

  • Applies federal and state regulatory and licensing requirements, as well as organizational bylaws, rules and regulations and policies and procedures to all assigned projects, and assists with implementation of new regulatory and compliance related programs.

  • Assists with the daily activities of the Director and related faculty members including project management and execution of strategic planning.

  • Assists with creation and maintenance of budgets for research programs.

  • Tracks HR compliance and regulatory activities for research staff members, including maintenance of the HR files, new hire paperwork, coordination of regulatory and compliance training, etc.

  • Coordinates all academic activities, seminars, lectures and meetings.

  • May prepare course syllabi, develop audio visual materials using PowerPoint and other applications, gather information for presentations.

  • May conduct literature searches and format manuscripts for submission and publication.

  • Adheres to procedures for office management and compliance with CSMC administrative regulations and

  • requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience preferred

  • High School Diploma/GED required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks requiring attention to detail.

  • Excellent language skills and understanding of Grants, Manuscript, and Abstract guidelines. Strong verbal and writing ability as well as communication, computer, organization, personnel and time-management skills

Working Title: Research Administrative Coordinator - Per Diem - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab

Department: Heart Institute Operations

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: Administrative

Job Specialty: Administrative

Position Type: Per Diem

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $25.73 - $43.74

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