IRB Analyst, Office of Human Subject Protections Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Four-Year Institution

IRB Analyst, Office of Human Subject Protections Georgetown University Medical Center

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IRB Analyst, Office of Human Subject Protections - Georgetown University Medical Center

Job Overview

The IRB Analyst supports the activities of the Office of Human Subject Protections (OHSP) at Georgetown University (GU), which provides operational support to the GU Institutional Review Board (IRBs). They serve as a liaison between the IRB and research community, and assist IRB chairs and members in ensuring that the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected throughout their participation in research projects.

The IRB Analyst manages and/or conducts the confidential review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects at GU. They must understand many complex and sometimes disparate regulatory and ethical issues and how they apply to GU research; and balance the need to assure GU's compliance with different federal regulations, and the need to facilitate research, while also addressing ethical considerations.

Work Interactions

The Office of Human Subject Protections serves as the official oversight office for human subject research activities at Georgetown University. The Office of Human Subject Protections reports to the Medical Center Dean for Research and the Vice Provost of Research for the Main Campus.

The IRB Analyst reports directly to the Senior Director of the Office of Human Subject Protections with focused oversight for IRB activities of the office; and works laboratively with the Office of Research Quality Assurance and the Office of Research Oversight for compliance or conflicts of interest issues involving human subjects research. They also work well with the GU research community members and other ancillary review offices such as radiation safety and biomedical safety.

  • Bachelor's degree required in an ethics, scientific, engineering or healthcare administrative discipline required. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted based upon the nature and depth of the research experience as they relate to this position.
  • 1 to 2 years' work experience that provided familiarity with research ethics and methodologies. At least 1 year of experience must include human subjects' review/oversight; interaction with human subjects as a research staff person; or any position involving the application of complex regulatory systems to individuals and work activities
  • Experience demonstrating highly effective communications skills and ability to work on multiple projects
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, internet browsers, and email. The IRB review process is conducted via an electronic web-based system, which requiring users to be comfortable reading on a screen rather than paper and to easily switch back and forth between screens to obtain and synthesize information

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification as an IRB professional (CIP)
  • Comfort with making judgment calls in ambiguous situations
  • Highly organized at tracking and prioritizing work
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to write and speak in concise, accurate, and intelligible manner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Diplomatic and professional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team in conditions of high volumes and rigid deadlines

Work Mode: Telework. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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