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Cedars-Sinai Research Grant Specialist II - Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute in Los Angeles, California

Join us as a Research Grant Specialist II (RGS II) as we examine the interactions between metabolism, immunity, and infection!

At Cedars-Sinai our academic culture and environment creates an extraordinary opportunity for cross-disciplinary thinking and research while enjoying a larger sense of autonomy, with the freedom to choose when, and with whom, you collaborate. Our research is largely collaborative and team-work oriented, helping to unleash your potential and enjoying intellectual freedom with the ability to make an individual impact and receive recognition for your work. We are setting the benchmark for how medicine can be more effectively delivered by supporting our distinguished staff, specialists, and scientists, to advance discovery, be a mentor to the next generation, and set new standards of care.

The Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) is a multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research program devoted to discovering the causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the goal of improved treatment approaches and prevention.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The Research Grant Specialist works with principal investigator 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.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with principal investigator to complete and submit federal and non-federal grants.

  • Works as the liaison between department or research group and sponsored research funds administration, accounting, and finance departments.

  • Generally, performs all Pre-and Post- award administrative functions.

  • Ensures internal documents are prepared and routed for signature and processing.

  • Monitors grant accounts, tracks all expenses, provides grant and financial reconciliation, and research-related financial reporting.

  • 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.

  • Ensures compliance with internal policies and procedures, all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

  • 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.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Three to five years (3-5 years) minimum experience in administration of research grants, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five (5) years of related experience, with increasing responsibility preferred.

  • Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)

  • 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.

  • Experience with preparation of scientific manuscripts and abstracts.

  • Proficiency with eRA commons, grants.gov, NIH RePORTER, Federal Reporter, and other related proposal submission systems.

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.

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