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Cedars-Sinai Research Project Advisor - Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

As a Research Project Advisor, you will work with the Principal Investigator or Department Head to develop and implement research programs, including project planning, identifying funding sources, preparing grant proposals, and presenting results for possible publication. You will attend national meetings and conferences, identifies potential collaborators and research sponsors, and maintains relationships with colleagues and National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. Will ensure compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.


  • Serves as departmental resource for scientific initiatives and major research projects and identifies funding opportunities.

  • Communicates the feasibility of study involvement and or participation with the PI.

  • Independently and as part of a team, develops and implements research programs, including project planning.

  • Participates in the research and academic activities of the department.

  • Prepares grant proposals and assists PI in authoring manuscripts for publication, books for publication; and prepares presentations for both expert and lay audiences.

  • Works closely with principal investigator and is knowledgeable in the area of research specialization.

  • Represents the interests of the department in inter-and intra-institutional research projects; provides expertise for research collaborations.

  • Maintains excellent relationships with colleagues, locally, nationally, and internationally; has an excellent, productive relationship with National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.

  • Superior communication skills for interactions with faculty, administrators, and employees.

  • Attends national meetings and conferences and identify potential collaborators and research sponsors.

  • Special projects as assigned.

  • May function as bridge between laboratory, translational, and clinical research programs.

  • May be responsible for research process improvement, quality assurance, and problem solving for the department.

  • May develop curriculum and oversee coordination of small and large scientific symposia.

  • Ensures compliance with 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.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required

  • Master's Degree or Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or similar field is strongly preferred


  • Specialty research certification preferred.


  • Seven (7) years minimum experience in directly related field.

  • One to Five (1-5) years’ experience in operation of LC-MS systems.

  • Scientific background in mass spectrometry (MS) and analytical chemistry with direct hands on experience in development of LC-MS/MS assays for small molecules, peptides, and proteins.

  • Experience with assay automation, multiplexing, and validation.

  • Strong organization and scientific writing skills, with a record of contributions to publications.

  • Demonstrated experience with managing deadlines and people.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced with implementation of high throughput mass spectrometry, automation technology, and multiplexing biomarker assays.

  • Familiarity of Proteomics software and Bioinformatics tools.

  • Three (3) years of project management experience is preferred.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC0808559

Working Title : Research Project Advisor - Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab

Department : Heart Institute

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Academic / Research

Job Specialty : Academic/Research Services

Overtime Status : EXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $41.42 - $70.41

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.