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The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels and ensures compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards and external regulations. Our goal at RCO is to help facilitate research and to make sure it is done safely, ethically, and legally. We make being service-oriented a priority.
We are seeking a candidate who can provide strategic and operational direction for the Stanford RCO Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).
In this position, under the direction of the RCO Deputy Director, you will ensure quality and accountability of the eight federally mandated IRB Panels, and develop metrics to assess effectiveness of the program. A primary responsibility will be to ensure that all activities related to protocols involving human participants in medical and non-medical research are performed in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, Stanford University policies, and accreditation standards. You will also be involved in:
Developing policies and procedures and ensuring implementation by team members, particularly those mandated by accrediting bodies.
Evaluate emerging regulatory requirements, and advising on the appropriate institutional response.
Developing and maintaining senior level internal and external relationships with a range of contacts (e.g., Stanford, other university-affiliated entities, and federal, state, and local agencies) to represent the HRPP IRB interests and promote research compliance.
Ensuring program accountability for federally mandated research review committees and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations applicable to research projects involving participation of human participants.
Providing advice and leadership on complex risk management issues; lead and support all research compliance committees and administrative activities.
Ensuring all operational activities related to protocol activities involving human participants in medical and non-medical research meet timely achievement of goals.
Managing the work of other employees, recommending hiring or disciplinary actions or providing coaching, training and mentoring. Determining staffing needs and make hiring or firing decisions, as needed, with final approval from director/deputy director.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Expert knowledge of regulatory information regarding the use of human participation in research and teaching.
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of human research protection standards.
Expert knowledge of grants and contracts function.
Significant working knowledge of research procedures and terminology, medical terminology, clinical trials, and research data management.
In-depth understanding of operational requirements pertaining to management and implementation of protocol process.
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated strategic oversight experience.
Strong leadership and management skills.
Advanced knowledge of human subjects regulations and best practices, as evidenced by certification (e.g., Certified IRB Professional).
Knowledge of medical/scientific areas, such as gene transfer, stem cells, cellular biology, biosafety, health and safety, and epidemiology.
Direct IRB experience, preferably with an Association for Accreditation of Human Research Participant Protection Programs accredited institution.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Ability to obtain or retain Institutional Review Board professional certification.
Internal Number: 87086
About Stanford University
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Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.