The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for (REMOTE) Human Research Administrator (IRB) [R0130672]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The university has targeted the achievement of the Carnegie Foundation/Highest Research Activity (R1) classification as a primary goal. The quantity and quality of research projects have escalated to meet this challenge. University researchers must be in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy to comply with the Assurance (license) granted by the federal government. This position exists to enable compliance with human research ethics requirements for the UNL V research community.
This position is responsible for the successful maintenance of the record-keeping, review, and revision component of the IRB function as required by the federal government. Activities include documentation of detailed minutes, detailed record-keeping, and interaction with faculty and student researchers due to IRB review and requested revisions.
Expert knowledge of federal human research subject regulations, policies, and procedures. Working knowledge of Food and Drug Administration regulations. Knowledge of research terminology and methodology pertaining to research with human subjects. Expert knowledge of human subject protocol review and revision procedures.
Must be knowledgeable of policies and procedures applicable to IRB review and revisions. Must possess advanced knowledge of federal and international compliance regulations and guidelines that govern human subject research including Federal Policy 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 50, 21 CFR 56, Belmont Report, Declaration of Helsinki, and Nuremberg Code. Must have knowledge of the history of ethical violations in human subject research. Must be able to interpret and explain human research compliance laws and university policy to faculty, staff, and student researchers.
Must be able to perform a preliminary administrative review of complex research protocols and identify problems and issues. Must have experience in determinations of exempt protocols. Must possess working knowledge to coordinate and organize complex technical meetings. Must have the initiative in collecting technical information from a wide variety of sources. Must have the ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records with tact and discretion.
Must have the knowledge and capability to advise faculty and student researchers on research record-keeping and techniques for monitoring their research activities to ensure federal regulation compliance.
Must be able to assist in the development of training and education components for the research community including workshops, conferences, and specialty training in human research compliance.
Must be willing to assist with the development of materials for attaining and renewing AAHRPP accreditation. Must have a working knowledge of AAHRPP accreditation standards or equivalent accrediting body. Must be able to assist with the development of materials for attaining and renewing AAHRPP IRB accreditation.
Must have excellent oral and written communication and organization skills. Must have the ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure with multiple deadlines.
Must be able to effectively advise faculty and student researchers on the compilation of research protocol and informed consent documentation.
Must possess the CIP certification or attain it within one year. Must have exceptional computer skills to maintain intricate protocol databases as well as database manipulation and information capture and use other relevant computer software applications.
Note: This position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.
This position requires a bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university and 3 years of IRB administrator experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. The position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, a review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 1, 2022, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Cindy Lee, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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TITLE IX STATEMENT
UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.