Institutional Review Board Program Specialist (Program Specialist 1), UCP 6
University of Connecticut
August 22, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
4 Year Degree
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking an engaged Institutional Review Board (IRB) professional to join our Research Compliance Services team. The IRB Program Specialist will directly report to and work under the direction of the IRB Program Director and in collaboration with other research compliance staff and members of the IRB to ensure that all research involving human subjects conforms to all applicable University, State, Federal and other external regulatory requirements and guidelines.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with administrative pre-reviews of IRB protocols in exempt or expedited review categories, including modifications to previously approved research. May also assist with administrative pre-reviews of protocols submitted for full board review.
Prepares detailed correspondence to investigators to communicate findings of the IRB.
Conducts congruency analyses of grants/contracts.
Develops written policies and procedures that foster and enhance compliance in research involving human subjects.
Assists in the development of educational/training materials to facilitate compliance by UConn investigators and key study personnel with their approved protocols; with federal regulations and relevant University and IRB policies related to the protection of human subjects participating in research.
Participates in delivering educational training programs and workshops for faculty, staff and student researchers.
Serves as a resource for faculty, staff and students who have questions when preparing applications to the IRB. Serves as a compliance resource to the research community and other internal interested parties.
Keeps current on federal, state, local and other human subjects research regulations, guidelines, and policies and ensures that such changes are communicated to the appropriate person(s).
Prepares the IRB meeting agendas, attends IRB meetings, takes notes and prepares the minutes.
Maintains IRB study-related documents and digital records in accordance with federal guidelines, IRB and UConn policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as required.
Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions and should include a cover letter, detailed resume, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.
All minimum qualifications must be met in order to be considered for this position.
The target start date for this position is September 28, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately.
For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:
Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM, Administrative Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Connecticut
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019049)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 3, 2018.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Bachelor’s degree in biological or social/behavioral sciences; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of two years of experience with research compliance requiring knowledge and understanding of federal laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to human subjects protection in research including, but not limited to: 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 50, and 21 CFR 56.
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) qualification (or ability to obtain within three years of hire date).
Ability to use independent judgment to interpret, analyze and apply federal laws and university guidelines to promote compliant practices in research involving human subjects.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills to effectively multi-task to meet deadlines and trouble-shoot problems.
Ability to work under the direction of a supervisor, as well as exercise a high level of independence and discretion.
Established interpersonal skills that promote building strong working relationships. Demonstrated ability to interact with colleagues in a positive, flexible and constructive manner.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff and students in a diverse work environment.
Experience as an IRB professional in a higher education research setting.
Experience in a large and complex organizational/institutional setting.
Demonstrated understanding of scientific methodology.
Experience with online IRB protocol management systems, such as InfoEd, and demonstrated ability to teach others to effectively use these systems.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 35-hour per week, full-time, permanent (12-month) position, with a starting salary range of low-mid $60’s and includes a comprehensive package of benefits (https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/).
Internal Number: 2019049
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium, and is ranked among the top 25 public universities in the nation according to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report America's Best Colleges. In support of an ambitious state investment in economic development, higher education and research, the Office of the Vice President for Research seeks highly motivated, skilled, and engaged individuals to work within an increasingly diverse and complex research environment.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University commu...nity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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