IRB Reliance Coordinator

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 25221 University Title Legal, Audit and Compliance Analyst 1 University Job Family Legal, Audit & Compliance ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title IRB Reliance Coordinator Position Number 544180 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Office Of Research Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The primary purpose of the IRB Reliance Coordinator is to conduct pre-review analysis of IRB submissions for reliance on external IRBs to ensure compliance of submissions with institutional policies and procedures. This analysis will help identify any missing information that would preclude the ability to complete the institutional compliance review. Conducting an adequate review would comprise of following up with investigator/study staff to obtain corrections or needed information and would ensure ancillary committee reviews are in place. Upon verification of submission compliance with institutional policies the incumbent will release submission for review by external IRB . It is crucial that the incumbent of this position maintain accurate data and records regarding IRB reliance relationships and studies approved by an external IRB . It is also a responsibility of this position to assist VCU study teams with the IRB reliance request submission process by serving as liaison between the external IRB, the ORSP, and the VCU study team and by coordinating efficient and timely review for compliance with institutional policies. As liaison, the incumbent will serve as the ORSP point of contact for studies relying on external IRB and will facilitate effective communication about the reliance review process to the external IRB, VCU study team, and all involved parties. Additional responsibilities will include working collaboratively with teammates in managing the IRB Reliance Program by providing consultation and guidance to researchers.

Minimum Hiring Standards

The ideal candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications:

-Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

-Ability to maintain accurate data records regarding IRB reliance relationships and studies approved by external IRBs

-Ability to exercise sound and consistent judgment in within a defined process

-Familiarity with institutional policies and procedures for conducting research is necessary

-Demonstrated effective communication skills for guiding research staff in the submission process, and the ability clearly communicate requirements related to the reliance process

-Attention to timeliness of reviews and maintaining an acceptable turn-around time for reliance submissions to ensure target timelines are met

-Experience in human participant research and institutional policies and procedures pertaining to human participant research

-Capable of developing strong interpersonal relationships with colleagues and study teams

-Knowledge of federal regulations governing human participant research and institutional policies

-Ability to apply written policies to research submissions

-Ability to convey institutional policy requirements verbally and in writing to faculty, staff, and students

-Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively; in consultation with supervisor in order to complete work within deadlines

-Ability to perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail and to identify non-standard submissions

-Highly effective interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations

-Exhibits diplomacy and exceptional customer service

-High level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as experience using databases

-Ability to learn new computer software

-A commitment to expand on knowledge of human subjects research regulations and research ethics by attending local, regional, and national conferences/workshops made available to staff

-A demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement such as identifying areas for increased efficiency or developing solutions to challenges

-Performs occasional light (20 lbs.) lifting

-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards

The ideal candidate will also meet the following preferred qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience is required; training and experience may include working in an IRB office or in the conduct of research studies, and must involve an extensive proven ability to coordinate and manage the continuing processing of information in submissions

-Currently holds or has the ability to seek certification as a Certified IRB Professional ( CIP ) upon meeting eligibility requirements.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 36,000 - 50,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Mon-Fri/8 - 5 Job Open Date 09/22/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Accounting/ Management/ Professional Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your knowledge of, and experience with, federal and state regulations pertaining to human subjects research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes, research compliance, and/or the conduct of human subjects research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience with critical analysis of research protocols or other complex documents.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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