Provides administrative support to the Harvard University-Area Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as the staff of the IRB office. Works with faculty, researchers, IRB staff and other University offices to support all aspects of the IRB's program with respect to University policy and federal regulations. Works independently with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities; anticipates and resolves problems and updates supervisor on the status of projects.
He/she will directly report to the Director within the IRB office.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Coordinator will sit at the IRB reception desk and will serve as the in-office front line to all inquiries from University area users to provide ESTR technical support and other study assistance as well as facilitating the in-person office hour triage process.
Answer phones and greet visitors/clients
Distribute and assign all studies submitted to ESTR (Electronic Submission, Tracking & Reporting), the electronic submission system for all IRB applications.
Generate and distribute weekly reports pertaining to ESTR study management (i.e., study closures, ESTR comments, and open submissions, etc.)
Maintain IRB website and all updates to include policy or process changes, training material, and announcements
Assist with monthly CUHS meetings and meeting preparations.
CUHS general email and telephone – act as the
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Minimum of one year of professional experience. Education beyond high school may count towards years of experience. Proficiency in the use of MS-Office Suite to include Outlook, Excel, Work, and PowerPoint.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Basic knowledge and understanding of federal regulations regarding human subjects research. Strong familiarity with electronic protocol review/management systems and grants management systems strongly preferred. Excellent organizational skills with a particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests. Proven project and/or program management skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51041BR
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