Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a IRB Administrator for the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). This position provides critical regulatory support to the Rutgers IRBs through coordination, facilitation and monitoring of; single Institutional Review Board (sIRBs), commercial IRBs, facilitated studies as well as development and implementation of IRB or IACUC authorization and reliance agreements as needed. This may include such oversight and administration of these agreements for the IACUCs, as well as COI and other research regulatory areas. The IRB Administrator acts as subject matter expert on the protection of human subject research, including regulations governing the use of such subjects, provides education and training to reviewers, committee members, committees, faculty researchers, and staff on a wide variety of topics (e.g., fluency in disciplines ranging from social-behavioral research, to biomedical).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts regulatory required tasks that are university wide and that encompass all study sites, manages and directs initial and continuing review of research, reporting of unanticipated problems and serious or continued non compliance.
Screens research protocols submitted for review, facilitates the review of such protocols, including review and approval of non-human subjects determinations, exemptions, and expedited protocols, as appropriate; and, as needed, serves as a voting/alternate member of IRBs.
Utilizes homegrown and other University databases, and must be fluent and demonstrate high skill in the use of office IT (e.g., OneDrive, shared and collaborative platforms, etc.)
Protects integrity and confidentiality of research, generates agendas and minutes and reports as needed, assists faculty users with electronic protocol submission;
Reviews and certifies grant proposals to funding agencies for regulatory compliance and provides advice to researchers regarding federal and other relevant regulations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree required ; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of five (5) years of human subjects or research experience is required
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the IRB process
Demonstrated verbal and writing skills
Solid PC skills including thorough knowledge of MS Office functions and electronic database tracking systems, including cloud and collaborative platforms
Outstanding interpersonal and management skills, a collaborative style
Experience working with faculty, staff, and students in achieving their research goals
Ability to work independently prioritizes as appropriate
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Certified IRB Professional or Certified IRB Manager certification
Masters or other advanced degree
Prior work in human subject research, or research compliance, protocol writing and/or document review, and grant proposal congruence review.
Three years of experience in a research environment preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be willing to travel to other campuses and locations of the University
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST1643
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 85930
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.