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Cedars-Sinai Sr. Grant/Contract Officer - Clinical Trials - Office of Research Administration in Los Angeles, California

As a Sr. Grant/Contract Officer (SGCO) and member of our Centralized Office of Research Administration (ORA), you will be responsible for the complex research studies providing Principal Investigators (PI) accurate and comprehensive pre- and post-award administration of research awards and clinical trials in furtherance of the strategic vision to create outstanding translational and clinical research in a dynamic environment for medical education.

You will represent Cedars-Sinai with minimal supervision in routine and sometimes complex negotiations of the budget and in other contractual elements binding the institution. May work closely with Legal Affairs and Risk Management attorneys to ensures that the agreed upon conditions adequately meet PI and CSHS requirements.

Essential duties and responsibilities will also include:

  • Communicate with assigned PIs and departments (typically those most complex projects) regarding any developments, according to their professional judgments, that requires administrative action to ensure compliance of agency requirements.

  • On an ongoing basis monitors transactions on the account for adherence to the policies of Cedars-Sinai and the granting agency.

  • Identifies appropriate costs, including medical center and indirect costs, in order to maximize budget justification strategies.

  • Responsible for closeout of awards as required by Cedars-Sinai and agency policies to ensures that records are maintained in the Archive File as required by the funding agency and Cedars-Sinai.

  • Understands and utilizes systems that are not limited to accounting, grant processing, purchasing, human resources, and data systems to assist in the preparation and submission of proposals, contracts, and sponsor reporting.

  • Utilizes and is proficient in OnCore, Grants.gov, Proposal Central, NIH eRA Commons, and NSF Fastlane in order to conduct in-service training and seminars for PI's and their staff.

  • Uses professional abilities to recommend new policies and/or changes to existing policies whenever necessary.

  • Participates in and may lead Office of Research Administration performance improvement, quality assurance processes, or other projects as needed to keep Cedars-Sinai a world class research institute and destination for world renowned research scientists.

  • Trains the grant & contract officers to advance the teams education and proficiency.

  • Foster relationships, expectations, and interactions with the Cedars-Sinai research community while serving as a liaison for ORA’s internal clients in order to build collaborative, and efficient research processes leading to successful research proposals free of any conflict of interest.





Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required


  • Minimum 4 years- Independent administration of research grants and contracts in a central administration office or the equivalent.

  • Experience with the policies and procedures of granting agencies as well as the institutional purchasing, personnel and accounting systems.

  • Knowledge of grantor policies and procedures, the National Institutes of Health, and major not-for-profit foundations.

  • Familiar with OMB Circulars A-110, A-133, A-21 and/or OASC-

  1. Understand basic principles of Medicare Coverage Analysis for budget preparation and Payment Schedules terms within research agreements.
  • Ability to demonstrates problem solving skills and recommends solutions.

  • Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats.

  • Ability to provide and/or support a level of work excellence and accuracy; recognize and address flaws or errors that others may overlook.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of information software and/or hardware to provide solutions and/or support.

  • Ability to handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities.

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.