Advertised Summary Job Description: The IRB Specialist of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports to the IRB Manager of the Columbia University Morningside campus (CU-MS) IRB. The successful candidate will join a team of other professionals who are responsible for conducting pre- and post-review follow-up of protocol submissions to the CU-MS IRB. Additionally, this staff member will be involved in the review of modifications to studies and continuing review submissions for re-approval.
The IRB Specialist will regularly attend IRB meetings and also provide support to the CU-MS IRB Manager, CU-MS IRB Chairperson, and to CU-MS IRB Members, including writing and editing minutes of meetings. In addition, this professional will provide guidance and assistance to Columbia University Investigators.
The Specialist will also participate in the conduct of quality control functions for the IRB office, striving for completeness, accuracy and consistency, and participate in educational or training initiatives. The successful candidate will work with other IRB officers of administration and staff to ensure uniformity of review and compliance with IRB standard operating procedures and applicable federal and state regulations.
The IRB Specialist will serve on relevant IRB administrative committees, such as the Policy Committee, and the Education and Training Committee. In addition, this candidate will be expected to maintain up to date knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to the protection of human subjects in research.
Other work as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience of which two years should be prior IRB or research experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Experience in a research environment is required.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills, and experience with computerized databases and word processing, are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications: Experience with behavioral and social sciences human research; Knowledge of international ethical codes and regulations governing human subjects; Certification as an IRB professional.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.