The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is seeking a Deputy Director for the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE).
The Deputy Director reports to the Director of the Office of Human Research Ethics and through the Director to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Compliance and through to the Vice Chancellor for Research. The Deputy Director is responsible for oversight, management, and support of operational issues within the Office of Human Research Ethics.
The Office of Human Research Ethics is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at UNC-Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. OHRE administers, supports, guides and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and all related activities. These IRBs are federally mandated review committees, operating under regulations from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP, DHHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The OHRE and IRBs are critical components of a program that serves to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. All components of this program, coordinated through the OHRE, must work together to ensure institutional compliance with ethical principles and regulatory requirements.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or professional-level background in sponsored research administration, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 5 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.
Qualifications and Experience:
At least five years’ experience with Institutional Review Boards, preferably in a senior managerial capacity.
Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and orally, inside and outside the University. This includes interactions that will represent UNC-CH nationally, as well as internal interactions with other administrators and researchers.
Working knowledge of the federal regulations that govern research involving human subjects, including FDA (21 CFR 50 and 56), HHS (45 CFR 46) and HIPAA (45 CFR 160 and 164). Familiarity with international standards for human research is desirable.
Since the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s founding in 1789 as the nation’s first public university, Carolina has been a place where students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community have stretched their potential and helped make the world around them a better place.