HRPP Administrator - Research

Morgantown, West Virginia
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance in the Research Office at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Human Research Protections Program Administrator. This position is responsible for human subject protection, programmatic vision, and effective implementation of that vision, as well as development and management of campus-wide regulatory compliance programs ensuring adherence with federal regulations.  


In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Manage the daily operational oversight of the Institutional Review Board programs, staff management and promote best practices in Human Research Subject Protections.
  • Collaborate with Health Science Center's key stakeholders in matters involving HRPP processes, subject informed consents, and ethical and regulatory boundaries of access to human data in clinical trials.
  • Provide strategic direction to ensure that the HRPP adheres to regulatory requirements and maintains comprehensive knowledge of such, and interpret and communicate regulations to researchers.
  • Manage, prepare and administer resources and enhance structures and processes to improve HRPP productivity and customer satisfaction while allowing world class research to expand. 
  • Resolve questions or conflicts involving very complex research compliance issues. 
  • Assure that process and systems in use for the review and oversight of human subject research are cutting-edge and consistent with industry best practices.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the HRPP Standard Operating Procedures, records and policies and procedures to ensure they are kept up-to-date and follow the best practices. 
  • Coordinate and align an auditing and monitoring program for HRPP components that effectively integrate into the Quality Management System and Quality Systems Regulations. 
  • Manage HRPP reliance and Central HRPP agreements and Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Provide training, guidance and consultation to students, faculty, investigators, and administrators and collaborate with all pertinent areas to garner support for best practices. 
  • Create the structures and processes to enhance productivity to include metrics and regular reporting for workload volume and review timelines as well as other reports as needed or requested. 
  • Provide guidance to the IO via the IRB Chairs concerning Board appointments to ensure committee membership adequately represents the scientific expertise necessary.





  • Master’s degree required
  • Seven (7) years of progressive achievement in human subject protection research administration culminating in a significant HRPP leadership role
  • Five (5) years of experience in clinical research and/or regulatory affairs
  • Extensive experience with Central IRB/HRPP agreements, reliance agreements, IAA and DATA repositories
  • Experience with novel and innovative practices in Human Subject Research Reviews
  • Prior Biomedical or Social and Behavior research experience preferred 
  • Detailed working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the protection of human subjects of both biomedical and behavioral research
  • Proven ability to collaborate directly with faculty members and regulatory agencies on local, regional, national and international levels and provide/build excellent customer service relationships
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks and projects, and meet routine and pressure deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at various organizational levels and to communicate with tact and courtesy while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Substantial knowledge of 21 CFR 11, 50, 56, 312, 812, IHC/GCP-E6, 45 CFR 46, AAHRPP accreditation standards and processes and any other applicable laws  
  • Knowledge of social science research methodologies
  • Ability to interpret research protocol information in relation to federal regulations and guidelines, and internal University policies and to formulate broad policy recommendations for the organization
  • Familiarity with computerized databases and electronic management software



  • Background check
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) required
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references


About WVU 

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at


West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Job Posting

: Jun 27, 2017

Posting Classification: FE/AP

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes


: Full-time

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