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Cedars-Sinai Research Grant Specialist III - Lung Institute in Los Angeles, California

Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world

Do you have a passion for helping human kind?

As a member of our team, you will bring your dedication and expertise to collaborate on clinical trials and assist on research studies. You will provide support and service to faculty and staff conducting research. This includes coordination of staff support, provision of centralized systems, regulatory expertise, and quality assurance. Your work will support our mission of rapidly translating research discoveries into safe, effective treatment.



The Pulmonary

Research team at the Cedars-Sinai Lung Institute comprises a group of

world-class researchers whose combined interests span multiple disciplines. The

unified goal is to understand the underlying mechanisms that cause various lung

diseases and ultimately translate those findings to improving patient health.

The researchers

at Cedars-Sinai are conducting basic, clinical and translational research in a

number of pulmonary diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, acute

respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),

pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation and lung infection, among others.

Scientific programs within the Lung Institute have a bench-to-bedside approach

that spans the entire research spectrum to unravel basic mechanisms of disease,

develop new diagnostic modalities, and test novel therapies.

The Lung

Institute includes several top researchers with vibrant research programs that

have contributed multiple high-impact publications in the fields of lung

injury, fibrosis, infection, regeneration and immunology. The basic research

findings are leading to new therapies for diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary

fibrosis, asthma, and COPD, in addition to identifying methods for controlling

lung inflammation after infections and developing regenerative medicine tools

to repair damaged lungs.

Under general

guidance, the RGS III works with the Department Manager and/or Principal

Investigator (PI), in the oversight and submission of all pre- and post- award

grant administration processes of unit (division/department/center/institute).

Serves as liaison between departments, research groups, Office of Research

Administration (ORA), and accounting and finance departments.

Performs pre- and

post- award administrative functions, including reviewing technical sections of

proposals to ensure requirements are met, and preparing and/or reviewing

budgets to ensure completeness and accuracy using knowledge of grant budgets,

expenditure restrictions, and grant accounts. Monitors expenses, performs

reconciliations and research related financial reporting of federal and

non-federal grants and ensure compliance with all federal, state and local

agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of

Defense (DOD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institutional Review


Prepares and routes internal

documents for signature and processing, works with PI's and SRFA staff to

submit all deliverables in a timely manner including: FFR's, No Cost

Extensions, Carry Forward of Funds, executing subcontracts, etc.


performs all pre-award and post-award monthly financial projections, account

reconciliations, cost transfers, progress reports, budget changes, salary

allocation reviews, time and effort management reporting, purchase order

reconciliation, and monitoring milestones for multiple project, infrastructure,

and multi-center grants.


financial analysis and forecasting to identify relevant factor variances,

formulate logical conclusions and devise alternate solutions as necessary.

Reviews grant

applications and post award management activities, develop logical solutions to

difficult, unusual, or first-time problems, and provides solutions for action

to leadership.

Manages all

deliverables including invoices and subcontract paperwork, complex financial

reporting processes and fiscal responsibility for salary, supply costs,


Mentors and

trains grant management staff.


Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Research Program - T32 Institutional Training

Grant, including trainee appointments in xTrain, and data management in xTRACT


administrative and financial aspects of pulmonary Program Project Grants (P01)


negotiates, and implements clinical trial budgets, industry-sponsored clinical

research billing and reconciliation



Degree required


Seven to ten

years of progressively increasing pre- and post- award research grant

experience or equivalent of education and experience.

Possess a

working knowledge of Federal and State Pass-Thru agency requirements and cost

principles circulars.


proficiency in maintaining complex financial reporting processes and fiscal

responsibility for salary, supply costs, and subcontracts.


review grant application and post-award management activities, develop logical

solutions to difficult problems and provide solutions for action to leadership.

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.