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Cedars-Sinai Research Program Administrator in West Hollywood, California

The Research Program Administrator works with the Principal Investigator or Department Head to coordinate all aspects of supporting research projects. This will include development of infrastructure, overseeing staff, quality assurance, and coordination of grant activities and grant proposals. Administrator will identify improvement areas, prepare policies, train staff, and audit procedures. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies.

The Research Program Administrator works under the joint direction of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer (CSC) Research Manager(s), Associate Director, and/or Executive Director of Research Administration to manage projects that deliver high-quality information for a wide range of external and internal reports, planning and evaluation activities, grant applications, and other research and programmatic activities to the CSC Director, senior leaders, program leaders, and other key stakeholders. The Research Program Administrator works with CSC staff to collect, organize, and report on CSC Shared Resources, including but not limited to CSC members’ grants, publications, clinical trials, trainees, program outcomes, and pilot awards. The Research Program Administrator supports the CSC Director, senior leaders, program leaders, research administration and other key stakeholders on topics relating to business and operational processes. The Research Program Administrator ensures compliance with NCI and other federally regulated reporting requirements.

Primary Duties and 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 research administrators.

  • 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 assure an efficient and robust research program.

  • Data compilation, 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 research administration policies and standard operating procedures.

  • 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.

  • Participates in required training and education programs.

Why work here?

Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of care we strive for.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Minimum). Master’s Degree (Preferred) and/or PhD Degree or Equivalent (Preferred)

  • Licenses: Certification In Project Management (Preferred)

  • Creative and organized with a proven ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and utilitize time effectively.

  • Executes all job responsibilities and assignments promptly, reliably, honestly, and ethically.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills. (5-7 years Minimum)


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.