JOB POSTING #776
Starting Salary: $18.80 (Minimum)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position involves processing applications for review of human subjects’ protection in compliance with university policies and federal Institutional Research Board (IRB) regulations, under the supervision of Director and Assistant Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. Responsibilities include the preparation of review points, interaction and correspondence with IRB members and applicants, and independent judgment regarding classification of applications.
1. Responds to investigator requests for pre-review of protocols and advises investigators regarding issues before protocol submission.
2. Screens new and continuing research protocols submitted to IRB for review, and assigns appropriate provisional category of review.
3. Determines protocols requiring full board attention and recommends whether protocols require review under expedited procedures.
4. Reviews protocols for compliance with ethical and regulatory standards, developing critiques and recommendations.
5. Corresponds with applicants and participates in IRB administrative record-keeping and process improvement.
6. Stays current with applicable regulatory requirements.
7. Advises IRB Chair, members, and other staff.
8. Infrequent coverage for administrative and grants reception during personnel leave periods in small office.
A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s preferred. Basic certification of training in human subject’s protection (CITI or equivalent) is required or any combination of education, training or experience that provides required knowledge, training and ability. Evidence of advanced training such as CIM or CIP certification is preferred and will be required of incumbent in due course. Six + years of related experience with at least two years of protocol reviewing experience applying DHHS human subject protection regulations and guidelines in a university or equivalent research environment. Candidates should have a working knowledge of federal human subjects protection regulations and standard university-based IRB practices in the review of human subjects research, principally in the behavioral sciences. Familiarity with research terminology, excellent computer skills, strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with administrative procedures and ability to develop and participate in process improvement.