Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P009972
Salary Range: $40,000 - $62,000
Note: This recruitment is for two (2) IRB Analyst positions (#00037589 & #00057143). By applying, you will be considered for both positions.
The IRB Analyst serves as expert consultant to the IRBs, their Chairs and their members. The IRBs oversee the ethical conduct of research for the entire UNC research community and Rex Hospital, including student-led research, collaborative international research, and complicated FDA-regulated clinical research. The IRB Analyst facilitates the review and approval process, using independent judgment in interpreting and applying relevant federal and state laws, regulations, policies and guidelines; evaluates protocol submissions to determine if proposed research is ethically acceptable and compliant with relevant regulations; instructs IRB chairs, members and researchers on the regulations and ethical principles essential to the review process; and provides training and advice to faculty, staff, and student researchers on institutional policies and the regulations and the preparation of application and consent forms, including use of the IRBIS online submission system. In addition, the IRB Analyst interacts directly with investigators, study staff, and relevant University offices (e.g. Office of University Council, Office of Sponsored Research, Office of Clinical Trials, Conflict of Interest Office) as needed.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Familiarity with all applicable federal regulations (21 CFR 50, 56 and 45 CFR 46). Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Understanding of the ethical considerations involved in human subject research. Ability to educate investigators and research coordinators regarding federal regulations and University policies governing research. Familiarity with State and University policies, and the ability to identify and resolve any conflicting interpretation of those policies. Comprehension of and facility with computer database systems. Attention to detail and the ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously; in addition to managing occasional increased workload volumes. Ability to prioritize and process IRB submissions in an expeditious manner. Independent decision-making while exercising good judgment.
Prior experience in research, research administration, and/or regulatory affairs is highly desirable, with preference given to those candidates possessing IRB experience. Knowledge of complex medical concepts and terminology is important. Reading knowledge of Spanish/other foreign languages is a desirable plus. Certified IRB Professional (CIP) preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 159578
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