IRB Education and Compliance Specialist

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Compliance and Education
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22003080 Requisition #

This Professional and Scientific position will be filled as either an IRB Education and Compliance Specialist (PRC1) or Senior IRB Education and Compliance Specialist (PRC2) based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation.  To express interest for consideration at both levels, please apply to both requisitions, 22003080 and 22003081.

 

The position is open to a full time equivalent of 50-100%.  Part-time or full-time appointments are available within the stated range.  Hybrid Telework schedule may be considered.  Some onsite work required.

 

The University of Iowa Human Subjects Office (HSO) seeks a motivated, service-oriented professional as an IRB Education and Compliance Specialist or Senior IRB Education and Compliance Specialist.  This position will act as education and compliance expert with regard to federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, and University of Iowa policies and procedures for the protection of human subjects involved in research.  Responsibilities will include to develop and coordinate procedures and programs to enhance investigator understanding of the HawkIRB application process and compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures.  Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:
https://research.uiowa.edu/office-vice-president-research/open-positions

About the Human Subjects Office
The
Human Subjects Office (HSO) was established by the Office of the Vice President for Research to provide administrative support for the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards. An Institutional Review Board is a group of individuals charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal human subjects regulations. The University of Iowa has three such review boards, each consisting of faculty, staff, and representatives from the Iowa City community.

 

Qualifications:

Education or Equivalency Required

A Bachelor’s degree in a health-related or clinical field (such as nursing, biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, radiation sciences, human physiology, or behavioral or public health with a clinical/health emphasis) or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically a minimum of 6 months full-time equivalent experience conducting and/or monitoring research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subjects research OR a minimum of 6 months full-time equivalent experience working with federal regulations.
  • Typically 6 months - 1 or more years' experience conducting and/or monitoring research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subjects research OR One or more years' experience working knowledge of federal regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research.
  • Communicating for Effective Relationships: Demonstrates a working proficiency in ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborate manner, including strong writing, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Accuracy and Attention to detail:  Understands the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to process information with high levels of accuracy at a working level of proficiency.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service at a working level of proficiency.


Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience conducting the recruitment and consent process with human research subjects.
  • Experience reviewing, editing, or submitting IRB applications for compliance with federal regulations.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Technical experience with HawkIRB, other data management systems, or electronic workflow systems.
  • Certification as a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or the ability to obtain Certified IRB Professional (CIP) certification as soon as eligible.


Position and Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.


Contact:  Sarah Tillman (sarah-tillman@uiowa.edu)
 

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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