IRB Director

Location
Raleigh, NC
Posted
Jul 14, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00007627

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Sponsored Programs facilitates the preparation and submission of proposals to all external sponsors. They negotiate, execute and administer contractual issues on all sponsored funding agreements from Federal, State and local governments as well as commercial industry sponsors. and the administration of externally and internally funded sponsored projects. The office also prepares, negotiates and administers all subawards and subcontracts, providing sponsored funds to entities providing scientific collaboration on the sponsored projects. Sponsored projects support all three Land Grant University missions of NC State, Research, Instruction and Extension.

Essential Job Duties: The NC State Institutional Research Board (IRB) office provides ethical and regulatory oversight for all NC State research involving human subjects as participants. NC State has one IRB committee led by the IRB Director and the IRB Chair that focuses on both Biomedical and Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER). The IRB office is made up of three or four professional staff members, which at any one time may include temporary employees, graduate students, entry level professionals, and mid-level professionals. The Director of the IRB will directly supervise all IRB staff and facilitate the operation of the IRB Full Board. This position is responsible for managing daily operations, processes, systems, policies, strategic plans, vision, education and training, and problem-solving related to the ethical and regulatory aspects of research with human subjects. Essential Job Duties: - Provide leadership and support of human subject research protections in a diverse academic environment - Develop and maintain IRB policies and procedures that are compliant with federal regulations and current best practices. - Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel within the IRB office. - Review and approve any research that meets the federal criteria for Exemption or Expedited review including initial reviews, amendments, continuing reviews, and just-in-time reviews. - Receive and reconcile reported issues of unanticipated problems, adverse events, and complaints - Recruit, select, and train all IRB Full Board members, including the IRB Chair. - Identify, manage, and resolve instances of non-compliance that must be reviewed by the Full Board in accordance with federal regulations. - Plan and deliver outreach and education activities for the university research community - Serve as primary voting member and facilitate reviews and discussion IRB Full Board meetings. - Develop and enact a comprehensive assessment plan for the IRB Full Board and Office. - Determine when an Institutional Authorization Agreements (IAA) are and serve as signatory/designee for said agreements. - Serve as liaison between NC State and research related federal agencies and between the IRB Office and University personnel, helping researchers understand and fulfill federal requirements. - Serve on University committees as an IRB representative for research related University level. committees and consult with related units at the University to facilitate compliant research at NCSU. - Serve as IRB Administrator, as defined by regulation. - Should the need arise, this position is expected to perform job functions of all IRB staff.

Minimum Education/Experience: * A Master's degree is required. * A minimum of 5 years of direct experience working with an Institutional Review Board and/or in an IRB office is required. * Thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks for the transfer and use of human subject data.

Department Required Skills: * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Proficiency in administrative skills and time management. * Ability to balance ethical considerations and regulatory requirements. * Ability to navigate complex ethical situations. * Experience in applying regulations to practical situations. * Ability to create and implement effective policies and procedures. * Experience in direct supervision of subordinates. * Critical thinking and attention to detail.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Certified IRB Professional (CIPĀ®) * Five (5) years IRB office experience in both biomedical and social, behavioral, and educational research strongly preferred. * Experience performing and/or evaluating research for sound design and ethical implementation. * Robust understanding of social behavioral research.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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