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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a full-time IRB Administrator within the Arts & Sciences IRB (part of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED)).
Among the key duties of this position are the following: • Provides day-to-day oversight and management of the Rutgers human research protection program. • Helps create processes and procedures that facilitate research while ensuring compliance with all federal regulations, policies, and guidelines, coordinating with researchers and staff. • Confers with government Human Research Protection officials, as needed, and might need to work with external institutional research boards on collaborative research. • Consults with the Human Subjects Protection Program Executive Director as well as the Office of Research Regulatory Affairs (ORRA) Institutional Official, as necessary on matters of legal and regulatory policy interpretation and liaison with outside counsel. • Prepares meeting agendas, assigns submissions for review and prepares meeting materials. • Drafts correspondence of reviews to convey IRB deliberations and contingencies for approval of research activities involving human subjects. • Attends monthly IRB Meetings to take notes in preparation for subsequent correspondence and/or minutes. • Ensures that IRB determinations are effectively communicated to investigators within a timely fashion. • Conducts training sessions on new electronic submission system and attends meetings on any Rutgers campus, as needed. • Provides consultation based on knowledge of federal, state and Rutgers regulations. • Advises IRB members of review requirements based on policy, regulation, statute and legal precedent. • Reviews grants with human subjects for alignment with IRB-approved human subjects protocols.
Bachelor’s degree (psychology/anthropology/sociology/social work/public policy or other research-emphasized area); or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum of five years of human subjects research (IRB) experience, emphasis on social-behavioral research; knowledge of the interpretation of Federal and NJ State regulations regarding human research.
Excellent written and verbal skills in addition to great problem-solving, self-initiation, and decision making skills; demonstrated excellence in customer service.
Experience with high volumes and rigid deadlines.
Familiarity with research ethics and methods and the ability to conduct independent literature research.
Solid PC skills including thorough knowledge of MS Office functions, including Word, Access and Excel.
Familiarity with electronic databases, such as PRO-IRB™ or eIRB™ software (or have used other similar IRB electronic-system software).
Internal Number: 18ST0218
About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
The Office of Research Regulatory Affairs (ORRA) oversees the conduct of research to promote integrity of the scientific record, including training and certification as appropriate. ORRA is a universitywide office, serving all schools and units within Rutgers University. The mission of the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) is to support the University's research enterprise by ensuring the protection of individuals who participate in research; ensuring compliance with all pertinent federal and state laws and regulations; fostering the ethical conduct of human subjects research; and providing education and other services to the University's researchers regarding regulatory requirements and best practices.