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Compliance Specialist

California State Polytechnic University- Pomona
Los Angeles County, California (US)
$42,216 - $60,000 annually
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

Job Details



  • Provides administrative assistance to the research compliance office (EC, RCR, IACUC, IRB) and primarily the IRB and IACUC program. As human subjects and animal protocols are submitted through online portals, conducts administrative reviews of the protocols to assist the committees and their chairs with efficient and effective reviews.
  • Analyzes protocols for format, compliance with regulations, and policies, and completeness; recommends changes as needed.
  • Advises applicants on the use of appropriate forms and applicable regulations.
  • Interprets regulations and policies to address the objectives of the protocols application.
  • Serves as the primary contact between applicants and the committees during all phases of the protocol review.
  • Provides advice and assistance to bring protocols into compliance with review standards. Compiles minutes of IACUC and IRB meetings. Schedules, tracks and facilitates periodic site visits for the IACUC.
  • Maintains IACUC and IRB protocol databases.
  • Protocols are administered via IMedRIS for animal studies and Cayuse Human Ethics for human studies.
  • Ensures that complete records are maintained for each protocol and that regulations have been followed.
  • Works to implement new versions and systems as they come online. Analyzes efficiency and recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, and system regulation through maintaining, revising, and implementing policies, procedures, tracking or training requirements and completions, schedules, and forms to manage the programs.
  • Gains and maintains up-to date knowledge of policies and regulations, obtained through professional contacts with agencies such as the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) etc., attendance at conferences and other continuing education avenues.
  • Keeps professional relationships with such entities and submits to them required reports. Facilitates periodic site visits for regulatory agencies and the USDA.
  • Helps to develop and deliver educational programs, such as workshops webinars etc. for the campus community about animal and human subject research and teaching.


  • Bachelor's degree AND/OR the equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty; basic knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental concepts; working knowledge of budget policies and procedures; ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable program, organizational unit, and/or administrative specialty; knowledge of basic methods and procedures for research and statistical analysis and the ability to apply them. Ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques; ability to organize and plan work and projects including handling multiple priorities; ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment; ability to compile, write, and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; demonstrated ability establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


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Cal Poly Pomona is among the best public universities in the West and is nationally ranked for helping students achieve economic success. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. Our graduates are ready to succeed in the professional world on Day 1.

Faculty in all disciplines put theory to practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Our history and geography are unlike any other university in the region. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.

As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community.

When you join Cal Poly Pomona as an employee, you join a diverse community of professionals dedicated to supporting students in the pursuit of their college degree and their career dreams.

As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy and for preparing job-ready graduates.  We are one of 23 campuses that form the nation's largest university system, The California State University (CSU).  We play a critical role in preparing outstanding individuals for the job market and to be leaders that will drive California's economy in the agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, health care, public administration, education, media and entertainment industries.

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