The person in this position is responsible for all aspects of Duke’s Program for the Protection of Human Subjects in Non-Medical Research. The mission of the program is to provide a high-quality service to researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and to ensure that research is conducted in an ethical manner consistent with applicable regulations and policy. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Research.
Work Performed Staff management
Hire, train, and supervise staff
Promote professional development of IRB staff members
Recruit and train IRB members
Policy development and response
Develop policies for the operation of the Human Subjects Protection Program, including the Institutional Review Board and the IRB staff.
Develop and update policies for researchers that incorporate institutional policy and state and federal regulations
Develop institutional responses to changes in federal regulations
Make policy recommendations to the Academic Council
Design Duke’s certification and education program for researchers
Outreach and liaison activities
Provide liaison with Duke organizations and programs serving the research community.
Manage Duke’s relationship with OHRP including updating Duke’s Federal-wide Assurance and IRB registration
Develop and present outreach activities within the Duke community
Teach graduate and undergraduate classes as requested by faculty
Serve as Compliance Liaison with Duke’s Institutional Ethics and Compliance Program
Approvals, monitoring, and operations
Provide Institutional approvals as designated by the IRB, for example, approval of exempt status
Make determinations about whether Duke will enter into IRB Authorization Agreements, in consultation with collaborating institutions
Monitor the conduct of approved research
Oversee development of initiatives to enhance program operations such as databases and electronic IRB submission
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
Essential Physical Job Functions Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Education/Training Work requires a Bachelor's degree. An advanced degree is preferred.
Experience Work generally requires seven years of experience in regulatory oversight processes including experience with review boards, human subject protection in the social and behavioral sciences, or a combination of experience sufficient to analyze, understand and interpret complex policies and federal regulations governing human subjects.
Additional areas of experience include:
Managerial experience, including hiring staff, managing staff, and staff development
Project management experience in an academic setting
Experience developing and presenting training for adult audiences
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Duke University's Campus Human Research Protection Program (Campus IRB) serves researchers in the following schools: Arts & Sciences, Divinity, Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Public Policy, School of Law, Trinity College, and campus interdisciplinary institutes and programs.