Cincinnati Children’s is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director – Research Compliance (Human Research Oversight). Reporting to the Senior Director – Research Oversight and Compliance, the director serves as the primary institutional leader of Cincinnati Children’s Human Research Protection Program.
As the leader of Cincinnati Children’s Human Research Protection Program, the director will be responsible for leadership in three primary areas, the IRB administrative/regulatory team, the human research QA/auditing team, and human research education/training. The director will collaborate closely with the senior director for research oversight and compliance, the IRB executive chair and two IRB co-chairs to ensure that Cincinnati Children’s is executing a robust and effective program for the oversight of all research involving human subjects.
The Human Research Protection Program at Cincinnati Children’s has been AAHRPP accredited since 2007. The Cincinnati Children’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) manages a portfolio of more than 3000 active human research protocols, with more than 500 faculty/investigators, conducting research locally, nationally and internationally, involving a diverse mix of funding from federal, non-profit, commercial and internal sources. As result of this national and international reach, the IRB also manages a substantial volume of single IRB review, providing IRB oversight for more than 300 relying sites across multiple active protocols.
For interested applicants a bachelor’s degree in a related field, seven years of experience in the oversight of human subjects research, three years of experience in a leadership role of an IRB office or similar program, and supervisory experience is required. The ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree and broad in-depth experience leading an IRB and/or human research protection office at a large biomedical research intensive academic medical center or university. The candidate should have experience managing an institution’s AAHRPP accreditation process and preferably experience as an AAHRPP site visitor. The candidate should have prior management experience leading diverse groups of professionals, continuously working to evaluate processes and procedures to improve efficiency while maintaining high quality regulatory and ethical oversight of research. The ideal candidate will also bring experience with communicating and presenting to both large and small, diverse audiences in multiple venues and modalities. Finally, experience with the IRB module of the Huron/Click Commerce suite of research administration software is also highly desirable.
CCHMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Internal Number: 109704
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