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Cedars-Sinai Research Grant Specialist I - Regenerative Medicine Institute in Los Angeles, California

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The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI) brings together research faculty and clinicians to provide a true "bench to bedside" organization. Our aim is to prevent and treat the world's most prevalent diseases through cell revitalization and transplantation.

As part of the RMI team, the Research Grant Specialist I (RGSI) Pre- and Post- Award works with PI's and senior level research administrators to complete and prepare for submittal of federal, non-federal and foundation grants. Serves as the liaison between departments or research groups, Sponsored Research & Funds Administration, Accounting and Finance departments. This role performs all pre- and post-award administrative functions, including but not limited to: preparing and routing internal documents for signature and processing, reviewing technical sections of proposals to ensure requirements are met, preparing and/or reviewing budgets, maintaining clear understanding of grant budgets and expenditure restrictions. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CIRM and the Institutional Review Board. This position will report to senior level research administrators for day to day supervision of work.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with principal investigators to complete and prepare for submittal of federal, non-federal and foundation grants.

  • Prepares and routes internal documents for signature and processing.

  • Assists with budget development and entry of financial information into federal systems.

  • Monitors and tracks awards submitted and received.

  • 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 identification of opportunities for research funding.

  • May enter notice of grant awards and contract information into databases as needed.

  • May assist in the preparation and submission of documentation required for research compliance.

  • Participates in required training and education programs.

  • Assists the senior level grant administrators and leadership on other activities as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree plus one-two (1-2) years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Increasing responsibility preferred.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Pre- and Post- Award Experience, highly desired

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and understanding of 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.

  • 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 the organization.

  • Must be highly organized, patient, persistent, and require minimal supervision in execution of assigned tasks.

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.