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The George Mason University Research Development, Integrity and Assurance (RDIA) office invites applications for an IRB (Institutional Review Board) Compliance Specialist.
The primary responsibilities of the IRB Compliance Specialist include the following: performing analysis of protocols to review for completeness and compliance with regulations and IRB policies, sending the protocol to a board member for expedited review, or recommending that it be reviewed by the entire board.
The Compliance Specialist will be trained to determine the most expeditious processing mechanism allowed for an application based on an understanding of the proposed research and an interpretation of appropriate guidelines. The Specialist will also be trained in determining whether the protocol constitutes human subject research and assigning the appropriate category under federal guidelines. The Specialist will also be trained in exemption determinations. In addition, the Compliance Specialist attends monthly IRB meetings and provides technical support and guidance on regulatory matters; writes highly detailed meeting minutes to outline the issues analyzed by the committee and accurately documents the final determinations of the IRB; composes clear, concise and detailed correspondence to investigators to ensure that the concerns, rationale and technical questions of the IRB are quickly and intelligibly communicated to the researchers; conducts evaluation of investigator’s response to identify potential issues for IRB reviewers; determines when IRB requirements for approval have been met and issues approval documents; maintains accurate electronic IRB files; assists in creating meeting agendas and with meeting material preparation; and meets with investigators and research staff to advise them on federal regulations and IRB submission requirements, and assist them as needed in the preparation of submission forms.
Experience working in a research environment and familiarity with the IRB
Excellent writing skills are needed to generate clear, precise, detailed and grammatically correct technical letters, memos and reports.
Exceptional analytical ability is necessary in order to apply knowledge of federal regulations and institutional policy to research proposals.
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail are required in order to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities and a high-volume workload.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a capacity to work well with multiple constituencies of various educational and social backgrounds.
Proficiency in the use of multimedia hardware and software applications including the use of MS Windows, database, spreadsheet and word processing and be familiar with online protocol submission systems.
Must have the ability to make accurate and appropriate independent judgments, but be able to accept direct supervision and know when to refer issues to supervisor.
Working knowledge of the federal regulations governing human subjects research.
Experience performing reviews of IRB protocols.
Experience using electronic submission/tracking systems
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Internal Number: 10551z
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