Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Budget Coordinator III - Post Award Lead in Los Angeles, California

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As a Clinical Research

Budget Coordinator III, you will serve as the Post-Award Lead for the Finance

staff of the Clinical Research Office.

In this role you will assist and oversee the financial management of

study accounts for clinical research studies sponsored by Industry or National

Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as Investigator-Initiated trials. You will be responsible for invoicing for

study and payment processing for satellite sites. Plan and coordinate

strategies for improving efficiency, action plans to improve quality, and

training and education of personnel. You will be participating in centralized

activities of the department or institution.

As needed, you may

assist with developing clinical trial budgets sponsored by industry, NIH and

investigator-initiated clinical research. You will critically evaluate research

protocols to assess resource needs; assessment includes all research

procedures, clinical research staff time, investigator time, and costs from

ancillary departments. You will also allocate cost, negotiate budgets and detail


The Clinical ResearchBudget Coordinator III, in addition will perform the following duties:

· · Responsible for the

financial management of study accounts for clinical research studies sponsored

by industry or NIH and for Investigator-Initiated trials.

· · Monitor study accounts

to evaluate that cost details are appropriate and within expected limits and to

determine whether proper expenses had been charged.

· · Monitor study accounts

for any deficits and/or surpluses and determine the best course of action.

· · Reconcile accounts

receivable and payments. Monitor revenue received and apply payments as


· · Identify amount accrued

per executed clinical trial agreement

· · Issue and submit

invoices for both protocol-related items and patient-related expenses per the

executed contract

· · Issue internal invoices

for staff time and effort allocation into study accounts

· · Work closely with

Sponsors and clinical teams to resolve queries regarding invoices and/or

payments due

· · Financial closure of

study accounts; negotiate with Sponsors the final payment due for account


· · Assist in identifying

quality and performance improvement opportunities and work with management to

lead the development of new (or improvement of existing) processes, policies or

standard operating procedures.

· · You will lead trainings,

education, onboarding and mentorship to other personnel and supervises other

budget coordinators.

· · Using various software

applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages,

and graphics packages to build, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.

· · Analyze financial data

and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose

of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial


· · Use astute financial

analysis techniques to provide practical proposals to influence business


· · Assist with business

software launches, implementation or optimization.

· · You will serve as point

of contact for junior staff and for fiscal related questions and would engage

management as appropriate.

· · As needed and in

collaboration with the Principle Investigators, you may develop clinical trial

budgets and negotiate trial budgets with industry sponsors by using business

analytics. You may review and approve

internal and/or satellite site budgets.

· · You may critically

evaluate research protocols to assess resource needs/costs and determine

whether research procedures in the protocol are standard-of-care or a

research-related cost in order to correctly classify expenses.

· · In collaboration with

the CSMC office of Sponsored Research, you may work on developing final budgets

for clinical trials and research projects.


This position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. See website for details: http://careers.cedars-sinai.edu/working-here/employee-referrals/

Educational Requirements:

BA or BS degree required

License/Certification Requirements:

Specialty research certification preferred


Seven (7) years minimum of directly related experience

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.