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This position is located on the UCDavis Health Campus in Sacramento, Ca
For Full Consideration Apply By: 07-09-2018
Under general direction of the Director IRB Administration. The Associate Director, collaborates with the Director of IRB Administration for oversight, administration, implementation, and management of policies and procedures related to human subject research conducted by UC Davis personnel whether reviewed by a UC Davis IRB or by an external IRB.
The Associate Director is responsible for the supervision of approximately 10-14 full-time employees in support of two biomedical committees, one social behavioral committee and an ad hoc committee that reviews submissions requiring urgent review. The IRBs review research conducted by UC Davis investigators and research conducted by investigators at external institutions under a reliance agreement.
In collaboration with the Director, the Associate Director is responsible for developing and updating campus policies and procedures and implementing changes in federal, state, and University policies and regulations. Serve as a secondary contact with federal agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services-Office for Human Research Protections (HHS-OHRP) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provides administrative support for ad hoc auditing committees and Independent Safety Monitoring Boards.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience (or equivalent education and experience) or at least 2 years of increasing responsibility in a management position in support of research compliance.
- Experience interpreting federal, state, and local regulations and policies governing human subject research including the HHS-OHRP regulations
- Supervisory experience directing, guiding, training and evaluating the efforts of support staff.
- Leadership experience to effectively collaborate with various administrative departments and committees.
- Experience using writing, editing and proofreading skills to compose detailed, grammatically correct technical and comprehensive letters, memos and reports to investigators and to produce accurate committee meeting minutes describing complicated and involved committee discussions.
- Working knowledge of laws, policies and regulations governing human research and experimentation such as: biosafety, the use of radiation and/or the review requirements of the National Cancer Institute, etc.
- Strategic planning and development experience to envision and articulate future direction, develop and enhance systems that serve as effective tools for the staff and review committees, and develop policies and procedures that are comprehensive and practical.
- Time management and organizational skills to successfully prioritize and complete workload and activities that have immediate and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
- Critical thinking and advanced writing skills to understand and formulate both graphical and narrative reports outlining the activity of the IRB and the relationship between other units or measurements.
- Knowledge of California law on human experimentation, and University policy and additional regulatory knowledge for human research, such as: biosafety, the use of radiation, the review requirements of the National Cancer Institute, etc.
Internal Number: 03021668
The IRB Administration unit provides education and training, administrative and record-keeping support, and conducts quality improvement audits for the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is a campus-wide committee established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects in research studies conducted under the auspices of the University of California, Davis.The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction. The IRB independently approves or disapproves a research protocol based on whether or not human subjects are adequately protected.The IRB, which reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research, is comprised of three committees: two clinical and one social and behavioral.