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Cedars-Sinai Research Grant Specialist II in Los Angeles, California

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters.

This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything necessary do something incredible—for yourself and for others.

As a Research Grant Specialist II (RGS II) , you will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to complete and submit federal and non-federal, pre- and post- award grants while serving as the liaison between departments and sponsored research funds administration, accounting, and finance departments. The RGS II 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.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May contribute content to standard sections of grant applications

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

  • Responsible for grant close out

  • Finds 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), Institutional Review Board (IRB), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD).

  • 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

Department-Specific Job Responsibilities:

Creates clinical trial budgets and works with research coordinators on post-award management (invoicing, monthly reporting, cost transfers, project close-outs)

Works with Surgery/Orthopedics Manager, Directors, and research faculty to provide deficit resolution on sponsored research projects

Creates research staffing models and projections

Meets monthly with research programs to review research portfolios

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree

License/Certification Requirements:

  • ACRP or SoCRA certification, preferred


  • Three (3) years minimum experience in administration of research grants, five (5) years preferred

Working Title: Research Grant Specialist II

Department: Surgery Chair

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: ,Academic/Research,Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Contract & Grant Budgeting/Funding

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

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.