Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) ASSISTANT , Office of the Vice President for Research- Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES) , to oversee all human subject research conducted by MIT investigators as part of MIT's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Will support the overall administration of the research review and approval process; provide support and guidance to investigators and other stakeholders, independently interpret federal regulations governing human subjects' research, and remain knowledgeable about evolving regulations; process protocol submissions, recruitment materials, and supplementary documents as determined by COUHES; provide advice to faculty, staff, and student researchers on federal regulations and application preparation; review investigator responses to IRB stipulations to determine the adequacy and completeness of investigator responses; maintain and retain all required IRB records, communications, and other files; work with the COUHES team on continuous improvement and implementation of processes and procedures; and assist with the development of educational activities and presentations to promote compliance and build positive relationships with the research community.
REQUIRED : three years' administrative, office, or related experience; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; ability to multitask efficiently, meet deadlines, and respond to ad hoc requests in a timely manner; discretion and good judgment with confidential information; and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the ability to learn a variety of software pertinent to research administration. A bachelor's degree in biology, engineering, psychology or other clinical research-related area preferred; as is experience in a research setting and IRB experience. Job #17723-5
Internal Number: 17723
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