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To coordinate, provide support and oversee the review and approval process of all research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare in compliance with Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations for the Human Subjects Protections Program.
• Coordinates all aspects of the collection and review of applications that involve human subjects in research. • Conducts pre-reviews of applications submitted to the IRB, including new study protocols, continuing reviews, and modifications to approved studies to determine consistency with federal regulations, institutional policies, and IRB requirements. • Provides guidance and professional support to the university’s Human Subjects Protections Program and communicates with the Institutional Review Board regarding the procedural and regulatory requirements of human subjects’ research. • Plans, reviews, assesses, and recommends to the IRB applications of studies that qualify for expedited review procedures versus full Board review. • Assesses, reviews and makes determinations for non-regulated studies and studies that are deemed exempt from federal regulatory compliance. • Coordinates and processes reliance agreements for multi-site research; conducts local review for studies approved by a non-UTRGVIRB. • Conducts pre-review of unanticipated problems and adverse events and makes recommendations to management. • Assists in the identification of potential regulatory issues with human subject research protocols, provides technical support and procedural guidance to regulatory or compliance staff, investigators and the IRB. • Conducts literature reviews and prepares reports for the IRB regarding scientific, ethical, and existing and proposed regulatory topics. • Executes directives resolved by the IRB, including drafting and execution of determinations and applicable compliance findings or action items. • Coordinates quality control functions and conducts post-approval monitoring. • Coordinates IRB meetings: attends meetings and actively participates in discussions; records Board deliberations by writing and editing meeting minutes. • Provides regulatory support to the IRB members. • Collaborates with other regulatory committees for ancillary review. • Develops and delivers relevant education programs to researchers and IRB members. • Develops and maintains templates to assist researchers with their study submissions to the IRB. • Liaises with researchers to revise submissions and prepare for final board review. • Ensures and maintains accurate records are kept • Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business, administration, healthcare, scientific field, public health or a directly related field.
Three (3) years of experience conducting IRB reviews or conducting human subjects’ research in a regulated environment or Master’s degree and one (1) year of the required experience.
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or obtain certification within 2 years from hire.
Internal Number: SRGV4954
About University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.
UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.