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Cedars-Sinai Research Grant Specialist II - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab in Los Angeles, California

The Institute

for Research on Health Aging conducts multi-disciplinary research that

prioritizes the prevention of cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive disease,

and cancer. Our focus is on translating new research discoveries into pragmatic

interventions aimed at promoting healthy aging across diverse populations. Our

approach involves human physiology, cohort, and clinical trial studies and our

team includes established experts in population, clinical, translational,

basic, and data science.

Our Research

Grant Specialist II will work with Institute investigators to complete and submit

federal and non- federal grants and serves as the liaison between the Institute

leadership and the offices of research administration, human resources,

research compliance, accounting and finance, and other research related

departments. You will be regarded as the Team Lead

for all pre- and post- NIH and other grant award administrative functions,

including management of internal documents, monitoring grant accounts, tracking

all expenses, providing grant and financial reconciliations, and generating

research-related financial reporting. Ensures compliance with all internal

policies and procedures, federal and local agency requirements including the

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

Importantly, the successful candidate will participate in not only team

building activities, but also formal and informal training opportunities

designed to promote cross-areas skills development and personal career growth

in preparation for further leadership roles.

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform all Pre and Post award administrative functions.

  • Ensuresinternal documents are prepared and routed for signature and processing.

  • Monitors Time& Effort for accurate reporting and performs necessary funding correctionsvia direct cost transfer requests.

  • Responsible forgrant close out.

  • May assist withresearch participant billing.

  • Ensurescompliance with internal policies and procedures, all federal and localagencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and localInstitutional Review Board.

  • Maintainsresearch practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

  • Maintainsstrict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicablelaw.

  • Participates inrequired training and education programs.

  • Collaboratesclosely with Institute investigators to complete and submit federal andnon-federal research grants. May serve as Team Lead for generating or revisingcertain component sections of grant applications.

  • Leads orassists with all pre- and post- NIH grants award administrative functions.

  • Serves as aliaison between Institute leadership and the offices of researchadministration, human resources, research compliance, accounting and finance,and other research related departments.

  • Monitors grantaccounts, tracks all expenses, provides grant and financial reconciliations,and generates research-related financial reporting.

  • Develops andimplements procedures for ensuring research and grants compliance with allinstitutional administrative regulations, procedures, and policies.

  • Identifies newresearch funding opportunities.

  • May negotiatebudgets for clinical studies including clinical trials.



  • BA/BS Degreerequired

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred



  • Specialtyresearch certification preferred


  • Three to five(3-5) years minimum experience in administration of research grants, orequivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to workextremely well as part of large or small multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Ability tolearn new technologies and software applications quickly.

  • Outstandingorganization skills.

  • Exceptionalcommunication skills.

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.