The Office of Accountability and Compliance, Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) has an opportunity for Institutional Review Board Administrator. The Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) is the coordinating office for the Human Research Protections Program, and provides support for the UMB Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB Administrator provides technical and administrative review of human research application materials prior to submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Provides support and guidance to investigators from initial proposal review and submission through completion of the study. Coordinates submission and revisions with the Board.
Benefits Information UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Performs pre-committee analysis of protocols; reviews for completeness and compliance with regulations and IRB policies.
Begins assessment of human subjects research proposals, ensuring compliance with Office, University, and FDA policies and determine when IRB requirements of approval have been met and issue approval documentation.
Attends IRB meetings and writes detailed meeting summaries regarding ethical and medical issues analyzed by committee and documents the final determinations of the IRB.
Serves as liaison between IRB and investigators.
Writes clear and detailed correspondence to investigators.
Maintains clear and accurate IRB files both electronically and as hard copies.
Ensures that ethical issues are addressed.
Other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Experience: Three (3) years' experience working with an research administration, including human subject. Prior IRB experience preferred..
***Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing human subjects research.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Skill in exercising initiative, discretion and tact, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Skill in writing detailed, clear, precise, and grammatically correct technical letters, memos and reports.
Skill in relevant PC applications.
Skill in communicating efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of people internal and external to the organization
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1457E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Research Compliance
Job Posting: Sep 14, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 101701
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.