| Essential Functions: The Education Coordinator is the primary educator and informational resource for the research community, Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and staff and is responsible for various educational activities related to the WSU IRB. The essential functions of this position are: Develop a comprehensive education program for the protection of human participants in research, investigator responsibilities, IRB and regulatory reporting. Develop and deliver IRB trainings on a variety of topics offered at a variety of locations and times. Develop and deliver individual sessions, for faculty, affiliates, their staff, and students who wish to conduct human participant research. Conduct investigator training as directed by the IRB. Coordinate with various academic units to develop and conduct training programs unique to their fields. Develop educational materials, handbooks, documents, resources and tools for the research community, IRB members, and IRB staff to aid in understanding all interactions with the IRB and regulatory bodies. Develop, coordinate and deliver trainings and educational materials for IRB members, prospective IRB members and IRB staff, as directed by the IRB Operations Manager.Monitor the changing regulatory landscape and advise administration of changes and impacts. Responsible for assuring that all educational materials, tools, and resources are in strict compliance with federal and state regulations and Institutional policies governing human research. Serve as an educational resource on regulations, policy, processes, responses to and from the IRB. Field and answer questions from IRBmembers, staff and the research community on a daily basis.In collaboration with the IRB Operations Manager, maintain the policies, procedures and IRB forms. Ensure that changes to regulations and guidance are reflected in the policies and forms.Review and triage inquiries as to whether a study is considered human participant research, quality improvement or research, deferring to the appropriate IRB Chair for difficult decisions.Process Administrative Application submissions and ceding IRB authority requests.Assist with preparing for audits by federal regulatory agencies, regulatory bodies, and accreditation bodies (Food and Drug Administration, Office for Human Research Protection, AAHRPP, VA, etc.) Assist with Single Time Use processing, as needed.Other duties as assigned by the IRB Operations Manager|
Qualifications: B.S. degree or higher preferred in education or a health care field such as Pharmacy or Nursing, with at least 2 years experience in research, patient care, and/or research administration.1-3 years teaching experience.1-3 years experience in IRB, research field, or similar. Some knowledge of psychological, pharmaceutical, medical and/or drug agency research.Ability to interact professionally with MDs and PhDs. Effective speaking, writing, typing and communication skills.Knowledgeable of research compliance regulations including OHRP, FDA, DoD, DHHS, VA, etc., as well as accreditation standards including AAHRPP.Knowledge and experience with University policies, procedures and practices surrounding the approval of research. Knowledge of and ability to proficiently use a PC and computer based applications.Attention to detail and ability to continuously multitask in a fast-paced work environment are essential to succeed in this position.Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under extreme pressure and function independently.Strong analytic and problem solving skills. Have or ability to gain CIP certification within 1 year of being hired and maintaining this certification. Ability to work occasional evenings and early mornings, as needed by research community for presentations, etc.