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Research Project Advisor, Hybrid

Beverly Hills, California
Closing date
31 Aug 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Job Description

Cedars-Sinai is hiring a Research Project Advisor! We’re looking for someone with strong technical writing skills, a scientific background, and excellent project management abilities. This role involves attending meetings, taking notes, and turning them into strategic actions.

The Research Project Advisor works with the Principal Investigator or Department Head to develop and implement research programs, including project planning, identifying funding sources, preparing grant proposals, and presenting results for possible publication. Attends 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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves as departmental resource for scientific initiatives and major research projects and identifies funding opportunities.
  • 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 department.
  • Prepares grant proposals and assists PI in authoring manuscripts for publication, books for publication; and prepares presentations for both expert and lay audiences.
  • Works closely with principal investigator and is knowledgeable 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.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • 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.



  • Bachelor's Degree required. Masters degree preferred.
  • 7 years of working experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong technical writing abilities for drafting, editing, and finalizing documents.
  • Experience in writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Understanding or background in scientific research or public health.
  • Ability to attend meetings, take detailed notes, and follow up by translating those notes into actionable items or strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to interact effectively with various departments and levels of personnel.
  • Familiarity with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its processes.
  • Strong project management skills to oversee and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to manage timelines, deliverables, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Knowledge of public health principles and practices is beneficial.


Req ID : 3360
Working Title : Research Project Advisor, Hybrid
Department : Cancer Institute
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Academic/Research Services
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $41.42 - $70.41

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