PRIM&R accepts advertisements from all institutions seeking to hire for positions in animal and human research ethics and related fields, such as research administration and ethics education; listing does not imply endorsement of the lister or of the qualifications stated for a position.
This position is responsible for overseeing the day to day functions of the Research Integrity Office. This includes serving as chief administrative and programmatic support for the Research Integrity Office's oversight committees including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIR), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The Manager, Research Integrity Office establishes and maintains research integrity/compliance systems, including policies, procedures, and training; sets the vision and goals for assuring alignment with those of HMH HRPP.
Oversees the activities and staff of the Research Integrity Office including the use of humans in research, use of animals in research, conflicts of interest, responsible conduct of research and biosafety.
Serves as an official designee on the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Board (IBC). As a voting member of above listed committees, reviews assigned protocols and attends meetings.
Identifies needs and drafts guidelines and policies pertaining to research integrity/compliance.
Coordinates the development and delivery of educational sessions for the research community on integrity/compliance policies and procedures, including the production of educational materials attending training sessions, and making classroom presentations.
Serves as a resource and channel of communication for individuals reporting research integrity/compliance concerns.
Investigates allegations of non-compliance, as needed. Facilitates random, for-cause or committee requested audits of research activities to ensure quality control, compliance with regulations or IRB requirements, and ensures appropriate human subjects protections are followed/in-place.
Recruits and interviews prospective board members, supervises training and orientation of new members to the technical and ethical and ethical literature, appropriate policy, statues, regulations, and duties as board members.
Develops a well-trained and cohesive staff; and enables that staff to perform effectively
Ensure human research protection training is available and completed by investigators, key study personnel, the Institutional Signatory Official, and all staff who participate in the human subjects protection program
Serves as the Biosafety Administrator (BSA) for research and all campus activities that may pose a Biosafety risks to the public or the environment in accordance with National Institutes for Health policies and Centers for Disease Control recommendations.
Evaluates workload for research boards and informs administration of adequate staffing levels and resources as per federal assurance requirements and amends budget accordingly.
Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
Expert knowledge of compliance regulations in at least one area of research; demonstrated experience working within at least one other of the listed compliance areas.
Experience and participation in investigations in any of the listed compliance areas.
Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated skills in leadership and team-building.
Excellent writing and presentation skills.
Ability to accommodate and respond to shifting priorities and multiple, demanding projects, in a manner that is effective and efficient.
Ability to work on matters of high sensitivity and confidentiality, which require both diplomacy and discretion.
Minimum of five-year's experience working in the field of research compliance/integrity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to learn Federal and State regulations, administrative procedures, and effectively communicate these regulations to faculty, staff and students, both verbally and in writing.
Leadership skills, including creativity and initiative, to conceptualize, plan and implement programs that support research, and ensure accountability and compliance.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:
Conflict resolution skills.
Previous service on academic research committees (IRB, IBC, RSC, IACUC).
Training in applied research ethics and the responsible conduct of research.
Time management and organizational skills to prioritize and complete workload and activities.
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or eligible to become one within a year from date of hire.