IRB Analyst 2

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay (SF), Remote / Telecommute

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
The Institutional Review Board Analyst 2 supports the UCSF Office of Ethics and Compliance by working closely with physicians, research scientists and study personnel from UCSF and its affiliates to assist in the review and approval of modifications and continuing reviews associated with ongoing complex biomedical and social behavioral research studies that are reviewed by a panel of experts at a convened “full committee” meeting of the IRB. The IRB Analyst 2 must be able to perform a thoughtful screening of proposed changes to approved research and identify problematic areas that may require additional clarification before review by the committee, ensure the submission receives the appropriate level of review, and assist the Committee Coordinator to identify the specific expertise needed to conduct a review of the science. In addition, the IRB Analyst 2 must be able to clearly convey committee members’ concerns to the scientists proposing the research, communicate researchers’ responses back to the IRB committee members, and assist the Committee Coordinator with both setting meeting agendas and finalizing meeting minutes. In addition, the IRB Analyst 2 will be a voting member of the IRB with responsibility for serving as reviewer to minor changes to research. This entails an understanding of the study protocol as well as a familiarity with federal and state regulations and University policies related to the protection of human subjects in research. Job duties to include:
  • Assist in the efficient management of one of the five IRB committees responsible for reviewing and approving research involving the participation of human subjects.
  • Screen modification and continuing review proposals for adherence to federal regulations and local policies and ensure the correct level of review is applied.
  • Provide feedback and guidance to the research team as necessary to ensure that the proposal is complete and sufficient information is provided for review by the Chair or review board and write post-review comments or approval letters after the review.
  • Ensure that regulatory determinations are appropriately documented in committee meeting minutes and approval letters.
  • Advise investigators and study team members on how to properly prepare their submission, how to use iRIS (the online submission system), and advise on federal regulations and local and University policies
  • Participate in full board convened meetings. Attend meeting, set up audio visual equipment, navigate through the online submission for members to view during the meeting, and take notes on the discussion.

Req Number
Job Title
IRB Analyst 2
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
M-F 8am-5pm
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in related area (preferably life, physical or social sciences or education) and/or equivalent experience/training
• One or more years of related work experience
• Minimum 2 years in a research setting
• Knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations, and policies
• Proficiency with computers, including the ability to operate personal computer software with sophisticated retrieval, storage, and merging capabilities
• Working knowledge of scientific and medical concepts and terminology
• Independence, planning and decision-making abilities to complete assigned duties
• Ability to solve problems, issues; listen, interpret and confirm understanding of others' communications; use sound judgement; and be objective
• Effective, efficient and tactful oral and written communication skills
• Time management skills and the flexibility to accommodate changing priorities in unit
• Ability to work in a team oriented setting, to prioritize work, and to follow through on routine assignments with minimal direction
• Excellent customer service skills, pleasant, helpful and patient
• Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and work with frequent interruptions
Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree in physical or social science or education
• Prior experience in human research protection and/or institutional review board operations

  • Relevant compliance certification (if applicable) preferred.
  • Certified IRB Professional

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
HRPP Administration
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at UCSF, in partnership with the research community, is responsible for ensuring the ethical and equitable treatment of all human research subjects in studies conducted by UCSF faculty. The HRPP is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state laws and University polices as well as national standards for research involving human participants.
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Mission Bay (SF), Remote / Telecommute

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