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Research Grant Specialist III - Hybrid

Los Angeles, California


Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. By joining us in an academic role, you’ll be a part of formulating future ideas for discovery and then translating those discoveries into cures for the benefit and health of the Los Angeles community.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Research Grant Specialist III - Hybrid at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver


Discovery is central to Cedars-Sinai’s mission. Our laboratories and clinics generate ideas, therapies, devices, and systems that contribute to biomedical progress around the world. Cedars-Sinai’s investigators push the frontiers of biomedicine with studies in cardiac care, cancer, digestive health, the neurosciences, women’s health, and more. Cedars-Sinai’s robust academic enterprise shapes the experts who will help redefine medicine for the next generation.


Requisition # 3719

Job Description

Under general guidance, the RGS III works with the Department Manager and/or Principal Investigator (PI), in the oversight and submission of all pre- and post- award grant administration processes of unit (division/department/center/institute). Serves as liaison between departments, research groups, Sponsored Research Funds Administration (SRFA), and accounting and finance departments. Performs pre- and post- award administrative functions, including reviewing technical sections of proposals to ensure requirements are met, and preparing and/or reviewing budgets to ensure completeness and accuracy using knowledge of grant budgets, expenditure restrictions, and grant accounts. Monitors expenses, performs reconciliations and research related financial reporting of federal and non-federal grants and ensure compliance with all federal, state and local agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Institutional Review Board. Prepares and routes internal documents for signature and processing, works with PI's and SRFA staff to submit all deliverables in a timely manner including: FFR's, No Cost Extensions, Carry Forward of Funds, executing subcontracts, etc.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Independently performs all pre-award and post-award monthly financial projections, account reconciliations, cost transfers, progress reports, budget changes, salary allocation reviews, time and effort management reporting, purchase order reconciliation, and monitoring milestones, etc.
  • Performs financial analysis and forecasting to identify relevant factor variances, formulate logical conclusions and devise alternate solutions as necessary.
  • Reviews grant applications and post award management activities, develop logical solutions to difficult, unusual, or first-time problems, and provides solutions for action to leadership.
  • Manages all deliverables including invoices and subcontract paperwork, complex financial reporting processes and fiscal responsibility for salary, supply costs, subcontracts.
  • Mentors and trains grant management staff.
Work Experience:
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and solid understanding of federal and major funding agency grant submission guidelines.
  • Experience working with multi-PI proposals.
  • Experience with preparation of general grant submission components, including the preparation of progress and financial reports.
  • Experience with preparation of scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Proficiency with eRA commons,, NIH RePORTER, Federal Reporter, and other related proposal submission systems.
  • Experience in a basic laboratory environment or a sponsored research office strongly preferred.



  • 5 years of progressively increasing pre and post award research grant experience or equivalent of education & experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor's Degree preferred.


Req ID : 3719
Working Title : Research Grant Specialist III - Hybrid
Department : Cancer Institute
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Contract & Grant Budget/Fund
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $37.66 - $64.02

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We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Cedars - Sinai's EEO and AA Policy Statement

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