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Research Program Administrator - Translational Research Concierge

Cedars-Sinai Cancer

June 2, 2021
Research Program Administrator - Translational Research Concierge


Requisition # HRC0551358

Contact Interim Associate Director Grant Dagliyan at with any questions.

At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of committed professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have great resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others!

Are you looking to contribute to a pioneering organization? We look forward to having you join our team and help create groundbreaking programs!

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).

Department-Specific Responsibilities

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


Bachelor's Degree- Minimum

Work Experience

3 years- Directly related experience- Minimum
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
Job Specialty: UNASSIGNED
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day

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