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The Research Program Administrator works with the Associate Director of Research Administration and Operations to coordinate all aspects of creating a newly formed support group, Translational Research Concierge (TRC). This will include, development of infrastructure, coordinating clinical research staff, quality assurance, and coordination of grant activities and grant proposals. Administrator will identify improvement areas, prepare policies, train staff, and audit procedures to create an efficient TRC. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
With the Associate Director of Research Administration and Operations, coordinates all aspects of creating a support group including the development of infrastructure. Together with the other research managers, leads the research development infrastructure and participates in planning and evaluation to foster and stimulate wide engagement in development, execution, and monitoring of the current and future Cedars-Sinai Cancer strategic plans to optimize the Cedars-Sinai Cancer research mission (basic, clinical, and population sciences) in alignment with both the Cedars-Sinai Cancer and CSMC strategic plans. This includes utilizing data and analytics, developing tracking tools, and encouraging transparent internal and external communication.
Leads an entire TRC group of Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Assistants, Regulatory Specialists, Programmer Analysts. Supervises employees, including responsibility for determining qualifications, hiring, maintaining and improving competence, assigning work, coaching, training (e.g., orientation, in-service and continuing education), evaluating performance, compensation, discipline and facilitating with terminating employment.
Oversight of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) activities for the TRC support group in collaboration with Associate Director of Research Administration and Operations and senior leadership. Establishes and implements reports and tools, analyzing statistical information to optimize resource utilization. Ensures effective communication of quality control results to clinical research and programmatic support research teams for the quality assurance program.
Responsible for the budget and fiscal management of the support groups overall financial operations. Responsible for data compilation, assists with grant proposals, protocol development, scientific publication preparation, and presentations. Coordinates grant activities pre award through closure (monitoring budgets, compliance, progress reports).
May train research staff members.
Involved in centralized activities such as auditing and preparation of research policies and standard operating procedures. Assist with the development of budgets and regulatory compliance materials including IRBs.
Works with the marketing department on website design and ensures website content is kept up-to-date.
Participates in required training and education programs. Must posses Regulatory Knowledge/Commercialization to align regulatory documentation needs with appropriate support groups (SPIN/IRB/Tech Transfer).
The Research Program Administrator will coordinate and manage the development and preparation of investigator projects that arise from science initiatives that are high priority to the mission and goals of Cedars-Sinai Cancer and programmatic and project management of special initiatives as assigned by the TRC committee. The incumbent will be a dedicated professional with strong grant development, writing, project management, and interpersonal skills who is motivated and is able to take initiative. The ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work effectively with scientists, professionals, administrators, and support personnel is essential. Experience with cancer-focused NIH grants, including multi-PI grants, as well as project management and administrative support of new scientific initiatives is preferred.
Oversee all aspects of TRC support group specifically for CSC nontherapeutic and non-interventional studies, as well as Molecular Twin and Tempus research projects. Provide project consultation and support with the ability to identify areas of interest and align projects with appropriate resources (CS support groups/external sources. Assist in supporting project needs through project life cycle. Develop timelines and ensure compliance in meeting deadlines. Assist with writing, editing, and proofreading of applications. Ensure adherence to application guidelines.
Identifies process improvement areas to assure an efficient and robust TRC. Leads the preparation and presentation of business plans, proposals, documents, and formal presentations for external and internal constituents for use as guidelines for research program development and management
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Bachelor's Degree- Minimum
Five to seven (5-7) years minimum directly related experience.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Regulatory - Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality, or anonymity.
Licenses and Certifications
Certification In Clinical Research: ACRP/SoCRA- Preferred
Working Title: Research Program Administrator - Translational Research Concierge
Department: Cancer Institute
Business Entity: Academic / Research
City: West Hollywood
Job Category: Family & Function, Academic / Research
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 t...eaching 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.