Cedars-Sinai Research Project Advisor - SOCCI in Beverly Hills, California


The Research Project Advisor works with the Principal Investigator or Department Head to develop and implement research programs, including project planning, identifying funding sources, preparing grant proposals, and presenting results for possible publication. Attends national meetings and conferences, identifies potential collaborators and research sponsors, and maintains relationships with colleagues and National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.


Serves as departmental resource for scientific initiatives and major research projects and identifies funding opportunities.

Communicates the feasibility of study involvement and or participation with the PI.

Independently and as part of a team, develops and implements research programs, including project planning.

Participates in the research and academic activities of the department.

Prepares grant proposals and assists PI in authoring manuscripts for publication, books for publication; and prepares presentations for both expert and lay audiences.

Works closely with principal investigator and is knowledgeable in the area of research specialization.

Represents the interests of the department in inter-and intra-institutional research projects; provides expertise for research collaborations.

Maintains excellent relationships with colleagues, locally, nationally, and internationally; has an excellent, productive relationship with National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.

Superior communication skills for interactions with faculty, administrators, and employees.

Attends national meetings and conferences and identify potential collaborators and research sponsors.

Special projects as assigned.

May function as bridge between laboratory, translational, and clinical research programs.

May be responsible for research process improvement, quality assurance, and problem solving for the department.

May develop curriculum and oversee coordination of small and large scientific symposia.

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.

Works with the Principal Investigator(s) to develop, present, and bring to final submission high quality, large, multi-disciplinary, and multi-collaborative scientific writing projects in the field of cancer, population sciences, and/or epidemiology.

Prepares protocols (including amendments and informed consents), reports, and manuscripts for publication.

Data management for health-related epidemiological research, including observational studies and clinical trials.

May have to work with the department research administration office, clinical research office, Office of Research Administration, and other Cedars-Sinai compliance offices to compile and submit grant applications in a timely manner.

Educational Requirements:

PhD or MPH with three or more years of experience in population research preferred.

ACRP/SoCRA (or equiv) certification preferred.

SAS and RedCap experience preferred.

Licenses/Certifications: N/A


Ten (10) years experience in directly related field

Physical Demands:

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.

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.