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Reporting to the Director of Research Protections, the Assistant Director for Research Protections assists with managing DePaul’s research protections program. The research protections program at DePaul was established to ensure the University’s compliance with regulations governing research and other qualifying activities that involve human participants, animals, and/or biohazardous materials. The research protections program consists of three university-wide committees, made up of faculty members, staff, outside experts, and community representatives, and these committees are administered by the Office of Research Services.
Responsibilities & Duties
Work independently on duties related to the IRB review process; coordinate IRB submissions, facilitate the review process, conduct reviews, and correspond with investigators.
Write new policies, procedures, and revisions to forms.
Conduct investigator and IRB education sessions.
Conduct quality assurance and improvement process and post-approval monitoring procedures.
Manage the IACUC and IBC review processes and administrative records.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Minimum of Bachelors of Science degree and 3 years experience in IRB administration.
Experience with or knowledge of IACUC and IBC administration or ability and willingness to learn about IBC and IACUC regulations.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply the federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to the IRB, IACUC, and IBC.
Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as manage multiple priorities within the given deadlines.
Experience and/or knowledge regarding conducting a quality improvement and assurance or post approval monitoring compliance process.
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or willingness to obtain CIP after hiring.
Assists in managing the Research Protections Coordinator in the absence of the Director and when necessary to ensure the workload is handled efficiently.
The supervisory duties include delegating protocol review tasks and other tasks that meet the goals of the office. The amount of time spent in a supervisory role is variable and ranges from 10%- 20% based upon the needs of the office.
The IRB, IACUC, and IBC are responsible for all research conducted with human subjects, liver vertebrate animals, and involving biohazardous agents, which encompass the work of faculty, staff, and students at DePaul and a portion of the $40 million in external grant funding, as well as a large portion of the internal funding for research.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Access, Excel, and Word.
Experience with Sharepoint web program or willingness and ability to learn Sharepoint.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in tandem with and provide guidance to faculty members, staff members, and students of varying levels.
Excellent project management and organizational skills.
Filing and lifting small and large paper files.
Ability to work at a desk on a computer for extended periods of time.
Ability to travel between the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses, as needed to complete job responsibilities and to carry a laptop and meeting materials.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter describing your research administration experience.
Completing assigned tasks by a given deadline or conducting educational sessions may involve the need to work overtime and weekends.
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