As a Sr. Grant & Contract Officer (SGCO) and integral member of the centralized Office of Research Administration (ORA), you will report to and work under the guidance of the Manager of Grant & Contract Services. You will have direct responsibility for the review, negotiation, and processing of contracts for basic industry, government and non-government sponsored studies. Working closely with other team members, you will provide the team with advice and guidance on contract issues and administration, as required. Will serve as a front-line contact for office customers including Principal Investigators (PIs), other department staff, sponsors and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) management. In this role, you will assist and advise customers in a professional manner regarding the contract process, applicable policies and procedures and specific contract questions and status.
Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:
Conducts comprehensive analysis of proposals, draft agreements, sub awards, subcontracts by industry, government, and non-government sponsors.
Represents Cedars-Sinai Health System (CSHS) in the negotiations of multiple types of contractual agreements (i.e. non-clinical Basic research agreements, CDA's, MTA's, Collaboration, and Data Use etc.) including binding the institution and functioning as an Authorized Organizational Representative.
Represents CSHS with minimal supervision in sometimes complex negotiations and works closely with Legal Affairs and Risk Management attorneys to ensures that the agreed upon conditions adequately meet PI and CSHS requirements.
Communicates with assigned PI's and departments regarding any desired agreements, that require administrative action to ensure compliance with agency requirements.
Identifies appropriate costs, including medical center and indirect costs, and maximizes budget justification strategies.
Guides Principal Investigators (PIs) and staff with the interpretation of funding agency and institutional regulations, policies, and procedure.
Maintains up to date knowledge of grantor and/or sponsor policies and procedures, all federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health, and major not-for-profit foundations. Familiarity with OMB Circulars A-110, A-133, A-21 and/or OASC-3 so that PI's understand their responsibility.
Has an understanding and ability to utilize systems not limited to: grant submission and processing, purchasing, human resources, and data systems, i.e. use of the PC's, databases and networks in order to assist in the preparation and submission of proposals, contracts, and sponsor reporting. Proficiency in the use of Grants.gov, Proposal Central, NIH eRA Commons, CIRM, PCORI, eBrap, CDMRP and NSF Fastlane as required to perform core responsibilities.
Proficient in conducting in-service training and seminars for PI's and their staff.
Serve as a resource to educate units regarding institutional processes.
Knows and follows institutional policies and procedures; takes a proactive approach to problem solving
Foster relationships, expectations, and interactions with the CSHS research community while serving as a liaison for ORA's internal clients to build collaborative, and efficient research processes leading to successful research proposals free of any conflict of interest.
Bachelor's Degree is required
Minimum three to five (3-5) years demonstrated ability in the independent administration of research grants and contracts in a central administration office or the equivalent.
Must have an informed working knowledge of the policies and procedures of granting agencies as well as institutional purchasing, personnel and accounting systems.
Working Title: Senior Grant/Contract Officer - Office of Research Administration
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.