Cedars-Sinai Division of Nursing is committed to engaging nursing staff to develop and provide excellent, groundbreaking clinical care! The Department of Nursing Research and Performance Improvement encourages sound and ethical research methods to study patient care and population health. Current research focus areas include: Health disparities and equity, Genomics, Improving the care and health outcomes of older adults, Patient safety for inpatient and ambulatory care settings, and Nurse-sensitive performance measures.
Join the Nursing Research Team and help us make a difference!
Under direction of the Director, Nursing Research and Quality, the Research Operations Associate manages functional activities of the research. Collaborates with Nursing Research Principal Investigators (PI) within the Nursing Institute on development of research project proposals and budgets and follows through with administrative managerial support by implementing financial and operational activities. Facilitates and implements financial, grant management, operational and human resource activities. Additionally, interacts and coordinates with clinical and research managers and Principal Investigators (PI) across the institution.
Essential Job Duties
Develops and coordinates budgets and reconciles expenses. Tracks and monitors budget activities and analyzes variances.
Provides leadership and oversight of pre- and post- grant process and grant activity.
Works directly with Department Chair and PIs to develop federal grant proposals.
Coordinates activities with Office of Sponsored Research and other collaborators.
Manages spending on grants so that all expenditures are appropriate and allowable within the grant budget and year end.
May facilitate the faculty contracting process in coordination with Academic HR.
May supervise staff and coordinate performance evaluations and develop performance improvement strategies.
Coordinates required components of employee recruitment and employment life cycle including responsibility for job and status changes, assisting with international employee processing, department requirements for visa renewals and department orientation.
Serves as liaison for the PI with area supervisors and HR Business Partner.
Ensures proactive interaction with Principal Investigators and facility personnel including Safety, IACUC and IRB.
Responsible for supervision, management, and academic activities of research staff.
Participates in the research and academic activities of the institute, planning, philanthropic development to support research efforts.
Represents the interests of the institute in inter-and intra-institutional research projects.
Responsible for following and reporting Capital/Research projects.
Prepares high-level frequent and ad-hoc financial reports for management.
Ensures accuracy and timeliness of these reports.
Acts as departmental liaison with other departments for questions regarding Capital/Research projects; coordinates this work with department administrative staff to ensure they are aware and aligned with changing guidelines.
Department specific job duties may include, but are not limited to in collaboration with research administrator, event coordination, space planning, project management, planning and providing other niche support to PIs and project work.
Department Specific Duties
Edits Nursing Research policy and procedure manuals. Disseminates information including announcements, policies, and procedures.
Assists with implementation of new regulatory and compliance related programs.
Tracks research compliance and regulatory activities for Nursing Research staff and PI and coordinates regulatory and compliance training.
Plans, leads, and directs work of research [project] staff as defined by the Director to ensure goals and objectives are completed within established budget and timelines are met.
Supervises the day-to-day work of research project employees, assigns work, ensures tasks are completed and timelines are met.
Acts as a team lead to include overseeing the work of others on research projects, coordinating and/or allocating work to the team to ensure research project tasks are completed according to timelines and quality standards.
Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related research field (or equivalent related work experience).
3-5 years of business management experience in an academic research or healthcare environment.
Stand dynamically to perform a function and move to perform another.
Stand statically in one place without changing location.
Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects.
Perform continuous operation of a personal computer for four hours or more.
Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment.
Climb stairs and/or ladders.
Bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, or crawl.
Bend upper torso and reach up and out with hands and arms.
Balance the body while walking, standing, crouching, or stooping to prevent falling.
Perform unaided lifting of objects, please list the amount of weight that would be lifted, along with the frequency required.
Working Title: Research Operations Associate - Nursing 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.