Brown University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with ensuring that all aspects of human research comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies. Under the direction of the Associate Director, the IRB Specialist is responsible for the daily administration, implementation and management of policies and procedures related to the conduct of human research projects at Brown University.
Managing processes for single IRB (sIRB) review is an increasingly important part of the Human Research Protection Program. The IRB Specialist will be responsible for staying apprised of evolving regulations related to sIRB mandates from sponsors, and is expected to proactively develop and implement policies and procedures to support sIRB review and streamline review processes for investigators. In addition, the IRB Specialist is responsible for outreach and education regarding reliance agreements, reviewing applications for reliance, negotiating and implementing agreements with other institutions, communicating with reliance-partner IRBs regarding protocol actions, and maintaining an accurate database of protocols with reliance agreements. This individual must be able to work effectively, efficiently, and professionally with investigators and with reliance-partner IRBs from around the country.
The incumbent will also be responsible for day-to-day independent management of the continuing review/progress report process for active IRB protocols and ClinicalTrials.gov registration processes.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in relevant areas of study (preferably in life, physical or social sciences) or equivalent experience.
Preferred: CIP certification or willingness/ability to obtain CIP certification within two years of hire.
Minimum of 2-5 years of human subject protection/IRB experience with knowledge of federal regulations, experience with central/single IRB and reliance agreements highly desirable. The incumbent is expected to have or be working toward acquisition of CIP Certification within 2 years of employment.
Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.
Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with diverse internal and external constituencies at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to work independently on detailed analysis of complex policies, regulations, statutes and guidelines related to human subject research, problem solve and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents. Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.
All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a criminal background check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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