IRB Education and Outreach Specialist

Compliance and Education
21004074 Requisition #
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Education or Equivalency Required

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) conducting and/or monitoring research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subject's research working with federal regulations.
  • 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 (typically one or more years) conducting and/or monitoring research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subjects research.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of federal regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research.
  • Technical experience with HawkIRB, data management system, or electronic workflow system.
  • Working experience reviewing, editing, or submitting IRB applications for compliance with federal regulations.
  • Certification as a Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

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 (

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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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