IRB Administrator and Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Research University Center
Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Executive Director for Grants Research Initiatives, the IRB Administrator serves as a primary resource person for IRB studies.
Principle Responsibilities: • Serves as a primary Institutional Review Board (IRB) resource person for full board studies. • Continuously provides guidance to investigators (faculty, staff, students) and IRB members on direction, training, and assistance on human subjects' research submission to the IRB. • Acts as Secretary of the Institutional Review Boards and analyzes IRB submission document including conferring with investigators to ensure their understanding of pre-approval documentation and, as necessary, need and purpose for additional documentation • Prepares IRB meeting agendas and meeting logistics for studies requiring full committee review; includes making certain federally mandated quorums are met, distributing study reviewer packets to IRB members, securing meeting locations, and similar tasks for IRB meetings. • Maintains institutional IRB files as required by federal regulations throughout various stages of review and approval. • Serves as facilitator and recording secretary during IRB meetings ensuring that federal regulatory requirements are met and fully documented. • Acts on behalf of IRB Chair and committee in the preparation and distribution of IRB notices to investigators concerning committee actions. This documentation is the basis of written IRB regulatory compliance and is subject to federal audit. • Responsible for the preparation and filing of federal and state required reports and certifications including but not limited to: Federal Wide Assurance; Annual Report on use of Animals in Research; Annual Report on Possible Research Misconduct. • Maintains updated information on regulations, inspections, policies and procedures and other resources that directly impact research compliance activities. • Works with the IRB committee to schedule and conduct training sessions. • Oversees the CITI education program for research compliance. • Chairs the Research Compliance Committee.
Additional General Responsibilities:
• Maintains the Office of Sponsored Research website. • Interprets and applies broad discretion and may serve as an authority in the application of methods. • Receives minimal administrative direction where assignments are based on broadly defined functional objectives and is directly accountable for results. • Supervises a group of related functions with line authority. • The activities of the individual impact the end results of related assignments and errors are detected in succeeding operations. • Individual has university-wide access to data such as employee salaries and benefits and must keep such data confidential. • The position requires frequent contact with students, faculty, staff, sponsoring agencies, and high level of contact with high-level administrators and government officials to address outcomes of consequence to the University's external funding. • The individual advises others of options, interprets procedures, and resolves problems.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in health/social sciences/special education. Preference is given to candidates with experience working with Sponsored Research Administration or projects/areas requiring knowledge of regulatory compliance including HIPPA. Minimum level of experience is up to two years. Difficulty/complexity of the job requires an average of 18 months for the candidate to learn and perform the job in an acceptable manner.
Special Information: Individual will work in an office environment but may have to travel to LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn for meetings.
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