Job description

JOB NO.: 93604-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93604-AS

Working Title: IRB Reliance Specialist



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 16, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Three years or greater administrative experience in an academic research or health care setting required.
- Experience working for an IRB, as a regulatory specialist for human subjects research studies, or as a study coordinator for collaborative research preferred.
- Ability to learn applicable laws and guidelines related to human subjects research required.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including ability to interact diplomatically and effectively with a wide range of constituents (e.g., researchers and regulatory offices) both within the UW-Madison and across the country.
- Strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and writing skills required.
- Ability to work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing regulatory environment is critical.
- Ability to work independently as well as a member of team is essential.
- Must be able to provide excellent customer service.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Health Sciences Institutional Review Boards (HS IRBs) Office is responsible for ensuring the protection of human subjects participating in biomedical and health sciences research projects, ranging from clinical trials to community-based research. The office works closely with a variety of constituencies including researchers, IRB members, regulatory support staff, post-approval monitoring groups, and offices across campus that support the research community. The IRB Reliance Specialist, working under the supervision of the HS IRBs Office Director and Associate Director, will serve as a member of the HS IRBs Office Reliance Team. The Reliance Team is responsible for managing IRB reliance arrangements with other institutions and commercial IRBs. The HS IRBs Office has been a national leader in single IRB review and helping to drive processes to ensure compliant and efficient reliance arrangements.

This position would serve as the primary liaison managing the submission process of University of Wisconsin-Madison clinical trial protocols that qualify for review by a commercial IRB and the National Cancer Institute Central IRB. In addition, the IRB Reliance Specialist would provide other support to the Reliance Team regarding reliance requests and arrangements that involve non-commercial IRBs as well as requests for a UW-Madison HS IRB to serve as a Reviewing IRB. This position also would be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive program, developing process and educational resources as needed in support of applicable reliance arrangements. The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:


B Delorse Harrington
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references including one (current/former) supervisory reference. For maximum consideration, please be sure that your cover letter addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, if not clearly evident in your resume.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 14 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 11 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 8/4/2018
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