Sr. Research Project Advisor - Smidt Heart Institute / Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center (Bswhc) - Bairey-Merz Lab

Cedars Sinai Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Share Requisition # 20000114

The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center (BSWHC) at the Smidt Heart Institute is playing a leading role in identifying female-pattern heart disease, developing new diagnostic tools and advancing specialized care for women. The BSWHC is currently seeking a Senior Research Project Advisor.

As a Senior Research Project Advisor, you will work independently and with the Principal Investigator or Department Head as an expert in the area of research specialization to develop and implement research programs. In this exciting role, you will participate in the research and academic activities of the center, strategic planning, philanthropic development to support research efforts, senior administrative leadership recruitment, and have joint final oversight of proposals and projects with the director. Attend national meetings and conferences, identifies potential collaborators and research sponsors, and maintains relationships with colleagues and National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

You will also serve as resource for scientific initiatives and major research projects and identifies funding opportunities. Other functions of the role will include:

  • Communicates the feasibility of study involvement and or participation with the PI.

  • Independently and as part of a team, develops and implements research programs, including project planning.

  • Participates in the research and academic activities of the center.

  • Prepares grant proposals including scientific writing and authors manuscripts for publication and books for publication; prepares presentations for both expert and lay audiences.

  • Works closely with principal investigator, is an expert in the area of research specialization.

  • Represents the interests of the department in inter-and intra-institutional research projects; provides expertise for research collaborations.

  • Maintains excellent relationships with colleagues, locally, nationally, and internationally; has an excellent, productive relationship with National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.

  • Superior communication skills for interactions with faculty, administrators, and employees.

  • Attends national meetings and conferences and identify potential collaborators and research sponsors.

  • Participates in the research and academic activities of the department and strategic planning.

  • Participates in philanthropic development of the department to support research efforts.

  • Has joint final oversight of proposals with Director.

  • Participates in faculty and/or senior administrative leadership recruitment.

  • May function as bridge between laboratory, translational, and clinical research programs.

  • May be responsible for research process improvement, quality assurance, and problem solving for the department.

  • May develop curriculum and oversee coordination of small and large scientific symposia.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

  • Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

  • Assumes oversight and/or direct responsibility of management and supervision of clinical and administrative research teams.

  • Oversees financial appropriateness and management of grant funds, contract funding awards, and endowment.

  • Ensures integrity and compliance of all research and programmatic activities.

  • Supervises, plans, and coordinates strategies to maintain and improve existing standard operating procedures related to regulatory affairs.

  • Specifically oversees all regulatory procedures and activities including but not limited to IRB, CT.gov, and institutional compliance reporting.

  • May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.

  • Acts as departmental liaison with other department for questions regarding Capital/Research projects; coordinates this work with department administrative staff to ensure they are aware and compliant with any changing policies and guidelines.

  • Involved in center specific programmatic activities such as internal compliance audits and preparation of clinical research policies and standard operation procedures.

  • Cumulatively provides administrative leadership and oversight to over 20 plus clinical research and administrative staff.

  • With the Director or PIs, coordinates all aspects of maintaining existing and building new research programs, including the development of organizational, personnel, and physical equipment and/or space related infrastructure for new research programs.

  • Provides organizational structure and management support for career development and educational programs.

  • Independently and as part of a team, develops, and implements grant-funded research programs, according to grant specific policies and procedures, including project planning and coordination with multiple collaborating groups across multiple external institutions and external sponsor agencies (e.g. NIH).

  • Supervises admin and clinical research team members and leaders; engages in team building, administers performance evaluations, and develops performance improvement strategies.

  • Provides supervision or direct management for planning, logistics, and implementation with respect to specific individual projects as needed.

  • Participates in overarching strategic planning for the research and academic activities of the center, including research priorities, philanthropic development to support research efforts. Represents the interests of the center in inter- and intra-institutional research projects.

  • Coordinates required components of employee recruitment and employment life cycle including overseeing job and status changes, assisting with international employee processing, department requirements for visa renewals and department orientation.

  • May facilitate the faculty contracting process in coordination with Academic HR.

  • Serves as liaison for the PI with supervisors and HR Business Partner.

  • Supervises programmatic activities related to event coordination, space planning, project management, strategic planning and providing other specialized support to the Director and PIs.

  • Provides oversight of and ensures accurate and efficient pre- and post- grant processing and related grant activities.

  • Serves as a fiscal support resource for scientific initiatives and major research projects and assists with identifying new potential funding opportunities.

  • May work directly with director and PIs to develop concepts for new federal grant proposals.

  • Provides assistance with preparation of planned grant proposals and progress reports, including drafting of ancillary documents; provides assistance with preparation of research project related presentations for both expert and lay audiences.

  • Coordinates activities with Office of Research Administration. Manages spending on grants so that all expenditures are appropriate and allowable within a given grant budget and by year end.

  • Develops and administers budgets and reconciles expenses for all programmatic activities. Tracks and monitors budget activities, analyzes variances, maintains up-to-date budget projections, and performs periodic internal audits.

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting Capital/Research project progress and productivity. Prepares complex or high-level regular and ad-hoc financial reports in addition to prospective budget projections. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of these reports.

Educational Requirements

  • Master's degree in a relevant field

License/Certification/Registration Requirements

  • ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred

Experience

  • At least five (5) and preferably ten (10) years' experience in a directly related field

  • Working Title: Sr. Research Project Advisor - Smidt Heart Institute / Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center (BSWHC) - Bairey-Merz Lab

  • Department: Heart Institute Operations

  • Business Entity: Academic / Research

  • City: Los Angeles

  • Job Category: Academic/Research

  • Job Specialty: Academic/Research Services

  • Position Type: Full-time

  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift

  • Shift Type: Full-time

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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