Institutional Research Board (IRB) Administrator

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Job Title Institutional Research Board (IRB) Administrator Union Level Department Research/Interdisciplinary/Sponsored Programs Campus Stockton Posting Number 201301618P Full or Part Time Full Time Number of Months 12 Work Schedule

Work performed during standard business hours.

Position End Date Open Date 04/12/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

For first consideration please apply before April 18, 2019.

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

Serves as the Institutional Research Board (IRB) administrator for all three campuses. Responsible for interpreting IRB federal, state, local, and other regulations as they apply to IRB human research protocols and/or proposals and then directing, reporting, and monitoring adherence for all three University campuses grants, contracts and any activities involving human research (Institutional Review Board [IRB]) under Federal Wide Assurances.

Essential Functions

1.Responsible for the direction, coordination, reporting, and monitoring of the federal, state, and other relevant fiduciary approval process for all IRB human research protocols.

2.Manages Program Staff assigned to handle human subjects research.

3.Provides professional and advanced support and guidance and interpretation of relevant governing statutory regulations and codes to IRB members reviewing protocols.

4.Provides and documents training for faculty pursuing research involving human subjects.

5.Provides administrative support and/or investigative support to the IRB for all noncompliance investigations according to University policy and federal regulations, laws and other relevant codes and guidelines.

6.Assumes responsibility for an up-to-date IRB protocol database.

7.Prepares the annual report of IRB in accordance with the University’s Federal Wide Assurance (FWA).

8.Revises and updates IRB manual content and polices per federal regulation changes in consultation with the Chair(s) of IRB, and Director of Research and Compliance.

9.Participates in internal and external audits of IRB.

10.Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

•Two (2) years college course work.
•One (1) year of IRB experience or one (1) year of experience interpreting/applying federal or state regulations in an approval process.
•Database experience.

Preferred Qualifications

•Certified IRB Professional (CIP certificate).
•Three years working with IRB.
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
•Experience working with faculty and students.
•Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Ability to adapt to emerging technology.
•Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
•Excellent event/meeting scheduling and records management skills.
•Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting both at a workstation and in meetings; as well as repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed during standard business hours.

Hiring Range Commensurate with experience, non-exempt Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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  1. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
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    • Pacific Employee
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Posted: 4/14/2019
Application Due: 6/13/2019
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