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The Washington State University (WSU) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) within the Office of Research Assurances (ORA) is seeking an Assistant Director (AD). The AD will oversee a growing portfolio of human subject research activities, this growth is largely due to WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine. The AD will ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies and recognized standards for the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects. The AD will lead all administrative, management, technical and operational functions of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), staff and committees within the program. The AD will identify broad objectives and mission statements to facilitate ethical human research, develop and administer relevant research compliance policies and procedures, monitor progress of all program metrics, and develop and implement training programs to ensure achievement of the HRPP’s mission and University’s objectives. Additional responsibilities: provide independent support to the IRB Chairs and members, and HRPP staff as well as principal investigators and their research staff. Serve as the senior administrator and supervisor for the HRPP staff, including budgetary responsibility. Work with the Institutional Official (Vice President for Research), IRB Chairs, ORA Director, and other senior administration and/or key research staff to facilitate ethical human research, and institutional compliance over the entire program. Represent the IRB at a local and national level on matters of significance while communicating professionally and effectively with internal and external stakeholders and members of the public.
The recruitment for this position will remain open until it is filled. Applicant screening will begin on March 6, 2019.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.
Advanced knowledge of human subjects protection regulations including best practices to insure domestic and global compliance with confidentiality and data security requirements.
Knowledge of social and behavioral research.
Knowledge of medical/scientific areas, such as gene transfer, HIVAIDS, stem cells, cellular biology, biosafety, health and safety, and epidemiology.
PhD or professional degree in life, physical or social sciences, IRB administration or other related field. Experience managing or administering a Human Research Protection Program, extensive experience in regulatory compliance oversight or research administration in a University setting. Ability to obtain or retain Institutional Review Board professional certification (e.g. CIP).
Experience in research administration and/or IRB administration.
Expert knowledge and experience with various human research projects, including the IRB process.
An intimate understanding of the ethical implications of scientific investigation.
An intimate understanding of federal and state regulations.
An intimate undertanding of accreditation requirements pertaining to Human subjects used in research.
Internal Number: 43533
About Washington State University
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.