The Research Grant Specialist III will work in the Central Office of Pre- and Post-Award Administration (COPPA) of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute to support the overall research portfolio at SOCCI. In conjunction with the SOCCI Academic/Research Director and/or SOCCI Academic/Research Managers, is responsible for developing a comprehensive system for monitoring research project fiscal health and compliance. Will serve as a liaison between departments, research groups, Office of Research Administration (ORA), 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 ORA staff to submit all deliverables in a timely manner including: FFR's, No Cost Extensions, Carry Forward of Funds, executing subcontracts, etc.
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 for multiple project, infrastructure, and multi-center grants.
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.
Assists with development of large program projects, multi-PI grants, institutional training grants, cooperative agreement, infrastructure grants, complex funding mechanism, special projects, and NCI designation and related proposals.
Coordinates close out activities, including grants related offboarding activities and transfers to other institutions, for internally and externally sponsored grants and contracts.
Uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage a high volume of proposals and subawards; many involving significant complexity.
Works on proposals of diverse scope where analysis of data requires a thorough understanding of complex regulations and on highly complex proposals that may involve multiple investigators, complex task budgets with option years, and/or multiple sub awards.
Assists with resource and coverage planning.
Identifies opportunities for improving efficiencies in the pre- and post-award administration of SOCCI sponsored funding portfolio.
Assists with development of SOPs related to pre- and post-award administration.
Manages programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.
Assists the SOCCI 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.