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Cedars-Sinai Research Program Administrator - Cancer Institute in West Hollywood, California

At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have phenomenal resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others!

The Research Program Administrator works with the Principal Investigator or Department Head to coordinate all aspects of building a research program. This will include, development of infrastructure, overseeing research staff, quality assurance, and coordination of grant activities and grant proposals. Administrator will identify improvement areas, prepare policies, train staff, and audit procedures to create an efficient clinical research program. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • With the Principal Investigator or Department Head, coordinates all aspects of building a research program including the development of infrastructure and new research programs.

  • Oversees an entire research program or group of Clinical Research Assistants, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Research Coordinators, and/or Research Nurses.

  • Oversees research Quality Assurance and Quality Control within their department or division.

  • Coordinates grant activities pre award through closure (monitoring budgets, compliance, progress reports).

  • Identifies process improvement areas to ensure an efficient and robust clinical research program.

  • Compiles data and assists with grant proposals, protocol development, scientific publication preparation, and presentations.

  • May train junior research staff members.

  • Involved in centralized activities such as auditing and preparation of clinical research policies and standard operating procedures.

  • 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree, required.

  • Master’s Degree, preferred.

  • PhD Degree or Equivalent, preferred.


  • Certification In Project Management, preferred


  • 5-7 years directly related experience, required.

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.