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University of the Sciences (USciences) has an immediate need for a qualified candidate for the position of Research Compliance Coordinator. The Research Compliance Coordinator reports to the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education and is a member of the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (ORCI). ORCI supports and promotes ethical principles and research practices and ensures USciences is in compliance with federal, state, and University regulations governing research. Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.
The primary duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Provide administrative assistance to the IRB, IACUC, and IBC committees.
Serve as primary contact for each committee, for both internal and external inquiries.
Attend IRB, IACUC and IBC meetings and assist their respective chairs with agenda preparation, room reservations, recording and preparing minutes, tracking member presence to ensure quorum, documenting vote(s), protocol processing, follow-up reports/correspondence to investigators, monitoring for expirations, ethics training, semi-annual program reviews/facility inspection.
Ensure compliance with Federal regulations and maintain registrations and updates in compliance with committee structure and membership requirements for IRB, IACUC, and IBC.
Assist with development, revisions and implementation of committee policies, forms and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the communication of these documents.
Compile statistical reports and other data for monthly and annual reports for each committee, and other reports as requested.
Assign protocols for review and ensure timely, accurate and efficient completion of reviews as set forth in each committee’s Policies and Procedures.
May perform ethical review of minimal risk IRB studies at times.
Facilitate and track training and continuing education for committee members.
Review and advise committees on continuing or annual reviews, adverse events, and amendments, as applicable.
Manage and maintain the online electronic system and study files (online and/or paper) that document protocol activity.
When needed, serve as a liaison between committees to ensure the capture of research needing review by one of the other committees.
Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed regulations for cost and program impacts.
In conjunction with the IACUC chair and Director of Vivarium Services, prepare annual reports to OLAW, AAALACI and the USDA, design and prepare the NIH Animal Welfare Assurance statement and contribute to the development of the AAALACI program description for accreditation.
Coordinate with pre-award and post-award teams to synchronize research compliance approvals for release of grant funds.
Establish training guidelines and training materials to make sure that research is conducted efficiently, that research results are objective, accurate, reliable and accountable and that USciences is in compliance with ethics and mandates governing funded research.
Manage the University’s CITI Program training account.
Verify compliance with RCR training requirements.
Recommend policies and procedures that will promote RCR awareness and education campus?wide.
Handle instances of non-compliance or research misconduct in accord with University policies and federal guidelines.
Conduct and document periodic internal self-assessment audits for the IBC’s program of oversight.
Conduct self-assessments of ORCI.
Attend educational meetings, conferences, and training to remain abreast of laws and regulations impacting research compliance.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
A minimum educational level of a bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred.
General knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to scientific research and international collaborations.
Working knowledge of IRB regulations (45 CFR 46 (“Common Rule”)) and familiarity with FDA regulations (21 CFR Parts 50 and 56).
Understanding of IACUC regulations (The Guide, PHS Policy, USDA Animal Welfare Act and Regulations) is preferred.
Understanding of IBC/biosafety requirements (NIH Guidelines) is preferred.
The ideal candidate will be able to work successfully with faculty, students, and staff.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and understand changing policies.
Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
Capable of learning and utilizing changing technology.
Ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working both independently and as an effective team member.
Discern need to preserve confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.
Self-starter with ability to use independent judgment and initiative in the planning, organization, and performance of duties.
Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Possessing a knowledge and competency of electronic research administration tools such as IRBnet is a plus.
The finalist will be required to successfully complete a background check.
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or equivalent preferred.
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) preferred.
Internal Number: R309
About University of the Sciences
University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go.