The Principal Grant & Contract Officer (PGCO), as a member of the centralized office of Research Administration (ORA), is responsible for working with department leadership on strategic operations that will provide Principal Investigators (PI) accurate and comprehensive pre- and post-award administration of research awards and clinical trials. This is in furtherance of the strategic vision to create outstanding translational and clinical research in a dynamic environment for medical education. In this role, you will serve as a subject matter experts in the administration of the most complex and specialized of sponsored grants and contracts.
Essential job duties and responsibilities include:
Represents Cedars-Sinai in the most 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 Cedars-Sinai requirements.
Communicates with assigned Principal Investigators (PI's) and departments (typically those most complex projects) regarding any developments, according to their professional judgments, that require administrative action to ensure compliance of agency requirements.
Serves as subject matter expert in independently administering the most complex and specialized of Federal, Non-Federal and Industry grants/contracts.
Advises the PI's of significant issues during the development and submission of grant and contract proposals, and complex funding mechanisms. Review and guidance is focused in the areas of meeting agency requirements and assuring institutional compliance.
Coordinates sequential administrative review and approval of applications, thereby maintaining integrity and meaning of the review process.
Trains and mentors grant & contract officers to advance teams education and ensures cooperation amongst internal and external customers to provide efficient and accurate administration of research grants and contracts. Educates PIs and staff on grantor policies and procedures (Federal, Industry, and major not-for-profit foundations).
Interprets applicable laws, regulations and procedure to ensure that Institutional agreements comply with internal policy and that PI's are made aware of their contractual obligations.
Understands and provides expertise on systems that are not limited to accounting, grant processing, human resources, and data systems to assist in the preparation and submission of proposals, contracts, and sponsor reporting.
Utilizes and provides expertise in Grants.gov, Proposal Central, NIH eRA Commons, and NSF Fastlane in order to conduct in-service training and seminars for PIs and their staff.
Leads Office of Research Administration performance improvement, quality assurance processes, and other projects as needed to keep CSHS a world class research institute and destination for world renowned research scientists.
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.
May review portfolio and provide feedback to junior grant/contract officers as needed.
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.