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Cedars-Sinai Research Grant Specialist I - Post Award - Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California

The Research Grant Specialist I (RGSI) – Post-Award works with the 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. Serves as the liaison between departments or research groups, Sponsored Research & Funds Administration, Accounting and Finance departments. 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:

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.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum- BA/BS degree


Excellent verbal/written communication skills and understanding Grants, Manuscripts and Abstracts guidelines.

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.

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.