PG191729EPInternal Recruitment :
IRB CoordinatorAnticipated Hiring Range:
$75,000 – $78,000Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm, with flexibility of timeframe as deemed appropriate with supervisor and unit needs. Work-from- home flexibility 3 days a week due to shared office space.Job Location:
Raleigh, NCDepartment :
Office of Research & Innovation/SPARCSAbout the Department:
The NC State Institutional Research Board (IRB) unit is a unit within The Office of Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services (SPARCS) and it provides ethical and regulatory oversight for all NC State research involving human subjects as participants.Essential Job Duties:
NC State has one IRB committee led by the IRB Director and the IRB Chair that focuses on both Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) and some minimal risk Biomedical research. The IRB office is made up of four professional staff members, which include 3 mid-level professionals.
This position will report directly to the IRB Director and will conduct IRB protocol reviews, facilitate IRB office operations, and perform post-approval monitoring activities.
This position will act as liaison between the IRB and University personnel – helping University researchers understand and fulfill federal requirements for research with human subjects.
Manage the Institutional Research Board (IRB) review process for all studies at the expedited and full board review level but primarily focusing on the amendments and annual approval renewal processes.
The Institutional Research Board (IRB) Coordinator responsibilities involves:
- Performing preliminary reviews of amendments and annual renewal requests to highlight and address important regulatory considerations and ethical concerns for both researchers and IRB reviewers to consider, suggesting solutions as appropriate
- Performing preliminary reviews of newly proposed studies at all levels to highlight and address important regulatory considerations and ethical concerns for both researchers and IRB reviewers to consider, suggesting solutions as appropriate
- Providing IRB protocols to reviewers with appropriate expertise and ability to review the research
- Providing guidance to reviewers as needed throughout review process through interpreting and applying federal regulations to each research proposal
- Managing post-review correspondence with researchers
- Issuing final approval when appropriate
In conjunction with Director, perform post-approval monitoring activities with the research community at NCSU including issues of accountability, supporting researchers through secondary reviews when required, and tracking post approval activities.
Serve as an IRB Full Board member or alternate.
Maintain current knowledge of federal and state regulations and best practices regarding human subjects’ protections.
In conjunction with other IRB Coordinators, assist researchers with pre-award/pre-approval activities.Other Responsibilities:
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Review and administratively approve research that meets the federal criteria for Exemption.
- Review and approve studies meeting the regulatory criteria for expedited review where the studies fall under the expertise of said reviewer.
- Other duties as assigned.
Other Required Qualifications:
- Post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
- Experience working with an Institutional Review Board or in topics related to research ethics and compliance.
- Understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks for research involving human subjects.
- 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;
- Critical thinking and attention to detail;
- Comfort holding difficult conversations including holding people accountable.
Required License(s) or Certification(s):
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 1-2 years working with an IRB office regarding social, behavioral, and educational research
- Experience performing and/or evaluating research for sound design and ethical implementation
- Experience in systems of accountability such as navigating issues of conduct or compliance
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
05/17/2022Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until FilledSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.Position Number:
00109299 & 00109300Position Type:
EHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
060101 - Office of Research & Innovation (ORI)AA/EEO:
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.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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