Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) is responsible for the oversight, administration, implementation, and compliance management of policies and procedures related to human subject research conducted by UCSD investigators. The HRPP supports six federally mandated human subject research review committees: five Biomedical Institutional Review Boards, and one social and behavioral sciences Institutional Review Board.
This position serves as entry-level HRPP analyst providing analytical and administrative support for various Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) in a high-volume, detail-oriented environment. Serve as a resource for clinical trials, investigator-initiated studies, and grant-supported research escalating to supervisor and senior analysts as needed. Primarily via written correspondence composed in a high-volume, short time-line environment, advises faculty and research staff of IRB and collaborating review determinations and actions.
Serves as phone (frequent) and walk-in (limited) contact for faculty, staff, students, human subjects, and other individuals regarding the protection of human subjects in research compliance guided by federal, university, and other regulatory agencies regarding the research involving human subjects. Conducts pre-review of research protocols from all research areas, including the School of Medicine and general campus, in terms of research compliance.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Human subjects, and animal care and use: academic training in the biological or social sciences, humanities or bioethics. Proven related experiences, knowledge and ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations and legislation regarding the protection of human subjects.
Ability to read and comprehend complex materials. Ability to interpret and disseminate information on a wide variety of complex policies from various organizations.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills (clarity, sentence/paragraph construction and grammar, et cetera).
Skills in problem solving, multi-tasking, working with frequent interruptions, and is an effective listener.
Strong organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities.
Proficiency with office equipment and knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Basic knowledge of relevant federal, state, organizational and system policies.
Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and firmness in interaction with faculty, students, staff and IRB members, subjects and others. Ability to communicate in a professional, positive, and persuasive manner.
Demonstrated ability and desire to learn; curiosity around the research activities in which they are involved.
Relevant compliance certification.
Proven related experiences, knowledge and ability to interpret and apply regulations under local HRPP, VCHS and UC-wide policies and procedures.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check
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