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Type of Position: Regular Percent Time: 100% Location: Iowa City, IA
IRB Application Assistant
The Human Subjects Office (HSO) seeks an IRB Application Assistant for the unit. This individual will supervise, design, plan, promote and conduct activities for research subject protection programs and services administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) compliance units. Incumbents in this job family are typically found in the Office of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Human Subjects Office. This individual will serve as the technical expert regarding federal and University regulations for the protection of animals or human subjects who participate in research. Responsibilities include to develop and coordinate procedures and programs to enhance investigator compliance with the regulatory compliance committee; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) application process.
About the Human Subjects Office The Human Subjects Office (HSO) was established by the Vice President for Research to provide administrative support for the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards. An Institutional Review Board is a group of individuals charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal human subjects regulations. The University of Iowa has three such review boards, each consisting of faculty, staff, and representatives from the Iowa City community.
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Specific Job Duties and Tasks
Perform HSO Staff review for all HawkIRB submissions (including HSRD forms, new projects, continuing reviews, modifications, closure notices, and reportable event forms as assigned) to ensure that federal and university requirements for application content and informed consent documents are met.
Perform initial check for completeness of application materials.
Coordinate the process of releasing approval materials back to the investigator.
Provide recommendations and assistance in the preliminary review for all HawkIRB application materials to ensure that federal and university requirements for application content are met
Serve as liaison to the public, faculty, the UI IRB, other University committees, and research staff concerning inquiries or complaints requiring interpretation of federal regulations and accreditation and IRB policies and procedures.
Communicate with investigators and HSO staff to ensure federal regulations for the continuing review of UI non-exempt studies are met.
Able to locate applicable IRB regulations.
Coordination and set up of IRB meetings in compliance with federal regulatory and accreditation requirements.
Education or Equivalency Required A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) of current and relevant research administration, compliance, or program coordination.
Communicating for Effective Relationships:Demonstrates a working proficiency in the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail:Understands the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to process information with high levels of accuracy at a working level of proficiency.
Service Excellence/Customer Focus:Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service at a working level of proficiency.
Working experience with an electronic research application (ie: UIRIS or HawkIRB).
Working knowledge of University and federal policies, procedures, and regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research.
Experience preparing business reports.
Internal Number: 18001064
About University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 33,564 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
We have been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.
The University of Iowa carries out its academic mission primarily through its 11 colleges, which offer undergraduate and graduate education, professional education, and education and training in the health sciences.
University of Iowa faculty and staff increasingly pursue boundary-crossing research and scholarship to address pressing contemporary problems. Encompassing research and creative achievement, our discoveries solve urgent problems, expand human knowledge, and enrich our shared experience.