The Human Subjects Research (HSR) Specialist is responsible for ensuring compliance regarding the use of human subjects in research. The position will have close contact with researchers, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair and Vice Chair, the IRB Executive Board, and other staff members of the Research Ethics and Compliance (REC) office. The specific job duties include:
Advise research personnel (which consist mostly of faculty members and graduate students who are designing their research study) in preparing research protocols and submissions for IRB review. Conduct pre-review of research protocols submitted through the University's electronic submission system to ensure that protocols are complete and in compliance with federal regulations, state laws and University policies and procedures for conducting research. The HSR specialist would be responsible for interpreting the federal regulations to determine whether the research is a) human subjects' research, b) exempt from further review, or c) subject to IRB review as an expedited or full board review. Support the IRB Executive Committee, including managing meetings and communicating determinations to researchers. Serve as a subject matter expert by educating, consulting, and guiding researchers, faculty, staff, and students in the design and conduct of human subject research to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and ISU policy. Participate in training, educational, and other outreach efforts to researchers and IRB members. Educate and guide IRB members on the federal and state regulations and ISU policies governing human subjects' research.
1. Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts 2. Working knowledge of human subject research, research compliance, and research administration. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of 45 CFR 46, particularly in the context of Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research 4. Ability to work independently; exercise discretion and judgment in sensitive and potentially controversial matters. 5. Effective communication, organization, and personal relation skills 6. Willingness to work as a productive team member in an office environment 7. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple tasks 8. Deadline driven while maintaining attention to detail 9. Proficiency with commonly used software and ability to become proficient with applicable databases and online systems 10. Ability to represent the Research Ethics and Compliance (REC) office in the University setting 11. Ability to incorporate knowledge gained from access to continuing professional development with REC business practices 12. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
1. Master's Degree 2. Experience conducting human subjects research 3. CIP certification
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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