As a Senior Grant & Contract Officer (SGCO) and member of the 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 transnational and clinical research in a dynamic environment for medical education.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Represents CSHS 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 Principal Investigators (PI's) and CSHS requirements.
Communicate with assigned Principal Investigators (PI's) 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 CSHS 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 CSHS and agency policies to ensures that records are maintained in the Archive File as required by the funding agency and CSHS.
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 Principal Investigators (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 CSHS 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 CSHS 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.
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.