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

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As a Clinical Research Budget Coordinator III, you will develop clinical trial budgets sponsored by industry, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and investigator-initiated clinical research. In addition, 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, detail budgets, and assist with invoicing for study/trial. You will oversee invoicing for study/trial 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. And finally you will ensure compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

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

  • In collaboration with the Principle Investigators, you will develop clinical trial budgets and negotiate trial budgets with industry sponsors by using business analytics.

  • You may 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 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 will work on developing final budgets for clinical trials and research projects.

  • You will lead trainings, education, onboarding and mentorship to other personnel and supervises other budget coordinators. You will review and approve internal and/or satellite site budgets.

  • 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 probability.

  • Use astute financial analysis techniques to provide practical proposals to influence business results.

  • Assist with business software launches, implementation or optimization.

  • You will serve as point of contact for fiscal related questions and engages management as appropriate.


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 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.