Research Grant Specialist II - Regenerative Medicine Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC0681123
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The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI) brings together research faculty and clinicians to provide a true "bench to bedside" organization. Our aim is to prevent and treat the world's most prevalent diseases through cell revitalization and transplantation.
As part of the RMI team, the Research Grant Specialist II (RGS-II) Pre- and Post- Award works with PI's and senior-level research administrators to complete and prepare for submittal of federal, non-federal, and foundation grants, while serving as the liaison between departments or research groups, Sponsored Research & Funds Administration, Accounting and Finance departments. This role 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.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares and routes internal documents for signature and processing.
Assists with budget development and entry of financial information into federal systems.
Monitors and tracks awards submitted and received.
Monitors federal and non-federal grant accounts, tracks expenses, project reconciliation and research-related financial reporting.
Performs necessary funding corrections via direct cost transfer requests (DCTRs).
Assists in the development of financial projections for project account management.
Assists in the identification of opportunities for research funding.
May enter a notice of grant awards and contract information into databases as needed.
May assist in the preparation and submission of documentation required for research compliance.
Participates in required training and education programs.
Assists the senior level grant administrators and leadership on other activities as assigned.
Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CIRM, and the Institutional Review Board.
Bachelor's of Arts or Sciences required.
Experience and Skillset:
Three (3) years minimum experience in administration of research grants, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five (5) years of related experience, with increasing responsibility preferred.
Excellent verbal/written communication skills and a solid understanding of federal and major funding agency grant submission guidelines.
Experience working with multi-PI proposals.
Experience with preparation of general grant submission components, including the preparation of progress and financial reports, as well as scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
Proficiency with eRA commons, grants.gov, NIH RePORTER, Federal Reporter, and other related proposal submission systems.
Knowledge of expense tracking software required. Knowledge of general accounting and financial analysis is required.
Ability to identify problems and resourcefulness to resolve them independently using own initiative.
Able to handle multiple tasks with short timelines, prioritize work, and complete assignments in a timely, accurate manner.
Ability to work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks requiring attention to detail.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and related applications required. Demonstrated ability to create and utilize Excel spreadsheets for budget and data tracking.
Must be highly organized, patient, persistent, and require minimal supervision in the execution of assigned tasks.
Experience in a basic laboratory environment or a sponsored research office strongly preferred.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft is strongly preferred.
Working Title: Research Grant Specialist II - Regenerative Medicine Institute
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.