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Reporting to the Director of Research Protections, the Assistant
Director for Research Protections assists with managing DePaul’s
research protections program. The research protections program at
DePaul was established to ensure the University’s compliance with
regulations governing research and other qualifying activities that
involve human participants, animals, and/or biohazardous materials.
The research protections program consists of three university-wide
committees, made up of faculty members, staff, outside experts, and
community representatives, and these committees are administered by
the Office of Research Services.
Responsibilities & Duties
- Work independently on duties related to the IRB review process;
coordinate IRB submissions, facilitate the review process, conduct
reviews, and correspond with investigators.
- Write new policies, procedures, and revisions to forms.
- Conduct investigator and IRB education sessions.
- Conduct quality assurance and improvement process and
post-approval monitoring procedures.
- Manage the IACUC and IBC review processes and administrative
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
- Minimum of Bachelors of Science degree and 3 years
experience in IRB administration.
- Experience with or knowledge of IACUC and IBC administration or
ability and willingness to learn about IBC and IACUC
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply the federal
regulations and guidelines pertaining to the IRB, IACUC, and
- Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently, as well
as manage multiple priorities within the given deadlines.
- Masters degree.
- Experience and/or knowledge regarding conducting a quality
improvement and assurance or post approval monitoring compliance
- Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or willingness to obtain CIP
- Assists in managing the Research Protections Coordinator in the
absence of the Director and when necessary to ensure the workload
is handled efficiently.
- The supervisory duties include delegating protocol review tasks
and other tasks that meet the goals of the office. The amount of
time spent in a supervisory role is variable and ranges from 10%-
20% based upon the needs of the office.
- The IRB, IACUC, and IBC are responsible for all research
conducted with human subjects, liver vertebrate animals, and
involving biohazardous agents, which encompass the work of faculty,
staff, and students at DePaul and a portion of the $40 million in
external grant funding, as well as a large portion of the internal
funding for research.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
- Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Access, Excel, and Word.
- Experience with Sharepoint web program or willingness and
ability to learn Sharepoint.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in
tandem with and provide guidance to faculty members, staff members,
and students of varying levels.
- Excellent project management and organizational skills.
- Filing and lifting small and large paper files.
- Ability to work at a desk on a computer for extended periods of
- Ability to travel between the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses,
as needed to complete job responsibilities and to carry a laptop
and meeting materials.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter
describing your research administration experience.
- Completing assigned tasks by a given deadline or conducting
educational sessions may involve the need to work overtime and
Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and
benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further
the University's mission. For more information, please visit the
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a
background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer
of employment will undergo a background check.
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Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all
recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid
religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a
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Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will
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Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make
a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable
cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional
or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more
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Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities
make known the contact information for the person responsible for
coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.
At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.
Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the
Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. She can be reached at
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DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental
disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any
other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable
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