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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Senior IRB/IACUC Administrator works in a dynamic regulatory environment and is responsible for managing the administrative review for assigned Departments. Works closely with university faculty, staff, and students to manage the development and pre-review of human and animal research protocols. Works independently with minimal supervision utilizing their highly specialized training to employ strategies to decrease the risks to human/animal subjects and ensure that the university is in compliance with federal rules and regulations governing the use of human/animals in research. Exercises the authority to make non-human subjects determinations, approve minor changes to IRB protocols, and issue approval letters.
The Senior IRB/IACUC Administrator coordinates with the IRB and IACUC to schedule meetings, prepare and distribute meetings materials and write the Minutes. The Senior IRB/IACUC Administrator is responsible for database management, maintaining confidential research records in an organized and consistent manner. Will maintain their specialized training by attending professional development conferences and workshops. Will conduct IRB presentations and trainings at various departments across the university.
The Senior IRB/IACUC Administrator works closely with the IRB, IACUC, the Manager of the Animal Care Facility and researchers to administer Boston College Policy and Procedures that govern research activities with humans/animals. Will ensure that research protocols receive the necessary level of review in compliance with Federal, State, local laws/regulations and assess if all required protections are in place to minimize harm to humans/animals.
The Senior IRB/IACUC Administrator works in a fast-paced, small office with a high volume of protocols and is expected to meet performance expectations which may include working nights/weekends.
1. Manages the review of research protocol submissions and maintain intricate dialogs with faculty and student researchers and committee members.
2. Administers verbal and written assistance to researchers in the online protocol submission process and overall strategies for reducing risk in research activities.
3. Manages multiple electronic relational databases to enter, track, analyze, and disseminate information to faculty, staff, students, committee Chairs and committee members. Creates reports for tracking statistical research data for ORP annual report.
4. Collaborates with Associate Director to develop educational programs and outreach to promote the role of the Office of Human Research Participant Protection. Presents educational sessions in cooperation with Program Directors and Managers on IRB application requirements and preparation of IRB proposals.
5. Maintains individual committee resources, which contain policy and procedure guidelines, applications for research, general information on research, and various confidential materials. Coordinates and manages all arrangements for all committees meetings, hearings, & retreats.
6. Maintains ongoing professional development by attending conferences, workshops, and professional course work. Keeps well versed in BC Policy & Procedures. Must complete PRIMR training programs for IRB and IACUC administrators within first 2 years of appointment.
7. Conducts special projects as assigned by the Associate Director and/or Director of ORP.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
1. BA/BS degree and 2-4 years of experience in a human/animal research administrative office. Bachelor’s degree in science (or post baccalaureate education in the basic sciences) or social sciences or a combination of experience with clinical, behavioral or social science based research is highly desirable.
2. Highly skilled in interpreting the federal and state regulations governing research with human subjects and animals.
3. Strong analytical, written and oral communication and solid customer service skills. Ability to effectively and pleasantly communicate with diverse populations and multiple educational levels ranging from members of the labor workforce, students (undergraduates, graduate and post-docs) faculty, deans and directors.
4. Computer proficiency in spreadsheet, database development, e-mail, and multiple Windows applications, or ability to rapidly master these applications.
5. High degree of attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment.
Boston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university,enrolling 14,700 students, 9,000 full-time undergraduates and 4,900 graduate and professional students. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the University has 760 full-time faculty, 2,500 employees, an operating budget of $808 million, and an endowment of $1.6 billion.