The Research Grant Specialist I (RGSI) - Post-Award works with the PI and senior level research administrators to monitor grant accounts and track expenses. Provides reconciliation and research related financial reporting of federal and non-federal grants. Serves as the liaison between departments or research groups, Sponsored Research & Funds Administration, Accounting and Finance departments. This role performs all post-award administrative functions including, but not limited to: preparing and routing internal documents for signature and processing, maintaining clear understanding of grant budgets and expenditure restrictions. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local agencies including National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institutional Review Board. This position will report to senior level research administrators for day to day supervision of work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitors federal and non-federal grant accounts, tracks expenses, project reconciliation and research-related financial reporting.
Performs necessary funding corrections via direct cost transfer requests (DCTRs).
Assists in the development of financial projections for project account management.
Assists in the development and submission of progress reports.
May enter Notice of Awards (NOAs) details into databases.
May assist in the preparation and submission of documentation required for research compliance.
Participates in required training and education programs.
Assists senior level research administrators and leadership on other activities as assigned.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.