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The Research Protections Office at Appalachian State University seeks an experienced IRB Professional to join our team as Associate Director and IRB Administrator. We are primarily an SBER institution on the cusp of growth and exciting research opportunities in our College of Health Sciences.
Plus we are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
The Associate Director primarily serves as IRB Administrator. This position will be responsible for the administration of Appalachian’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) in accordance with the Common Rule, FDA regulations, HIPAA and FERPA regulations, clinical trials requirements, North Carolina statutes and UNC system requirements, as well as local policy.
The position also serves as primary backup for the Director with signature authority, requiring awareness of all programs served by the Office.
Responsibilities include: • Providing supervision to students or staff conducting triage of incoming IRB requests •Determining level of review •Reviewing expedited level reviews in conjunction with IRB Chair •Preparing for IRB meetings; conduct post-meeting/post-review responsibilities •Conducting post approval monitoring program •Investigating allegations of noncompliance •Assisting researchers with the IRB process •Assisting the Director with development and communication of policy, procedures, and guidelines for HRPP •Ensuring accurate and comprehensive records are maintained for the Human Research Protections Program •Performing training, outreach and other duties as assigned in support of the education and monitoring of the HRPP •Developing reports and assist the Director with data management and improvement projects •Ensuring accurate and appropriate records are maintained for the human subjects protections program •Providing guidance and direction to Office Staff when appropriate •Serving as alternate voting member on IRB •Serving as contact for Research Protections Office in Director’s absence
The Associate Director makes determinations for level of review needed for research involving human subjects; serves as alternate voting member of the IRB in the Director’s absence; provides signature for documents related to the HRPP; serves as point of contact for federal oversight agencies regarding HRPP; serves as point of contact for Research Compliance issues in the Director’s absence; represents the Office on campus committees at the appointment of the Director or the Vice Provost for Research.
•Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience IRB administration; preferred Masters degree with 3 years of experience; •Working knowledge of human subjects research regulations required; •Experience reviewing IRB submissions; •Proven attention to detail; strong analytical and organizational skills essential; •Extremely strong communication skills; ability to articulate complex regulatory issues to diverse audiences from students to administration; •Experience in presenting or training.
CIP required or willingness to sit for exam within 1 year of hire
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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