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Research Grant Specialist II- OBGYN

Location: Alhambra
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters.

This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it s just one of the many reasons we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. From working with a team of committed healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you ll have everything necessary do something incredible for yourself and for others.

As a Research Grant Specialist II (RGS II), you will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to complete and submit federal and non-federal, pre- and post- award grants while serving as the liaison between departments and sponsored research funds administration, accounting, and finance departments. The RGS II generally 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.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May contribute content to standard sections of grant applications
  • Monitors Time & Effort for accurate reporting and performs necessary funding corrections via direct cost transfer requests
  • Responsible for grant close out
  • Finds opportunities for research funding opportunities
  • May negotiate budgets for clinical trials
  • May assist with research participant billing
  • Ensures compliance with internal policies and procedures, all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Institutional Review Board (IRB), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD).
  • 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
    Department-Specific Job Responsibilities:

    Creates clinical trial budgets and works with research coordinators on post-award management (invoicing, monthly reporting, cost transfers, project close-outs)

    Works with OBGYN Manager, Directors, and research faculty to provide deficit resolution on sponsored research projects

    Creates research staffing models and projections

    Meets monthly with research programs to review research portfolios

    Educational Requirements:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
      License/Certification Requirements:
      • ACRP or SoCRA certification, preferred
        • Three (3) years minimum experience in administration of research grants, five (5) years preferred
          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, military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

          Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

          At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and well-being of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment

          Working Title: Research Grant Specialist II- OBGYN
          Department: OB/GYN Prof
          Business Entity: Academic / Research
          Job Category: Academic/Research
          Job Specialty: Contract & Grant Budgeting/Funding
          Position Type: Full-time
          Shift Length: 8 hour shift
          Shift Type: Day
          Base Pay:$71,300.00 - $121,000.00

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Alhambra , Research Grant Specialist II- OBGYN, Healthcare , Alhambra, California

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