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The Senior IRB Specialist of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)/ Senior Manager, reports to the Assistant Director for IRB Management of the Columbia University Human Research Protection Office (HRPO). This staff member will join other professionals who are responsible for management of the IRB operation.
Specific responsibilities will include management and supervision of staff assigned to provide administrative and regulatory support to one IRB in a manner that will ensure the respective IRB is in compliance with all federal and regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Additionally, the team must be managed for efficient and high quality performance.
Other responsibilities include: - Ensuring that minutes are in compliance with federal regulatory standards. - Conducting pre-review of submissions to CUMC IRBs. - Providing regular feedback to the Assistant Director regarding team performance, need for personnel, policy, or procedural changes, and IRB issues. - Working closely with the IRB Chair(s) to provide administrative support in the review and processing of submissions. - Ensuring that all correspondence related to the respective IRB is accurate, appropriately formatted, and comprehensive prior to release. - Serving on committees constituted to improve the functioning of the IRB office. - Being aware of institutional entities, policies, and relationships that affect IRB functioning. - Advising investigators to facilitate efficient review of submissions. - Serving as voting member of IRB. - Other work as assigned.
This staff member will also work with other IRB officers of administration and staff to ensure uniformity of review and compliance with IRB standard operating procedures and applicable federal and state regulations.
The Senior IRB Specialist will maintain up to date knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to the protection of human subjects in research.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus four years of related experience, of which at least two years should be of direct IRB experience.
Internal Number: 093212 & 093250
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