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Senior IRB Administrator

Company: Creighton University
Location: Omaha
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Creighton University is seeking to hire a Senior Institutional Review Board Administrator for the Office of Research and Compliance

Reporting to the IRB (Institutional Review Board) Director, the Senior IRB Administrator (Administrator III) is primarily responsible for ensuring research proposals submitted for IRB review are accurately and efficiently assessed for completeness, level of review (Exempt, Expedited, Full Board), and compliance with all applicable regulations and guidance pertaining to the protection of human subjects in research. Also provides regulatory support to the Creighton University Biomedical and Social Behavioral Review Boards (Chairs and Board members), as well as to the broader university research community.

Responsibilities include:

Human Subjects Research Oversight

  • Serving as a member of the IRB, reviews IRB submissions including new protocols, modifications, reportable new information, and requests for continuing review.
  • Reviewing applications for non-human subjects research and quality improvement determinations.
  • Reviewing exempt and expedited research and other submissions permissible for review via the expedited approval pathway.
  • Efficiently and effectively executing a high volume of complex reviews, applying knowledge of all applicable laws, ethical principles, university and accreditation standards to each review.
  • Adhering to expected turnaround times for IRB review.
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to IRB Administrators I and/or II. Investigator Support and University
    • Working collaboratively with student and faculty researchers on protocol and consent form development, study design, and required revisions to IRB submissions.
    • Providing regulatory guidance and support to university faculty, staff, and investigators. Conduct regulatory and ethical consultations for investigators, as needed.
    • Providing ongoing human subjects research education for investigators, board members, and the university research community. Assisting the IRB Director with monthly training on IRB topics, educational outreach with study coordinators (CURE Meetings), and Human Subjects Research training and workshops on a University-wide,as needed basis.
    • Assisting investigators with the Office of Human Subjects research electronic database. Participating in the development of University-wide training for new users. Support to the IRB
      • Providing administrative management and guidance to the University s Institutional Review Boards, partnering with the IRB Specialist to prepare and facilitate bi-weekly board meetings.
      • Serving as primary regulatory reviewer for Full Board agenda items and supporting Board members in leading primary scientific review.
      • Providing regulatory guidance and support to IRB Chairs and board members. HRPP Quality Assurance and Improvement
        • Working collaboratively with IRB leadership and members of the Research Compliance Office to encourage and support the compliant review and conduct of human subjects research on the Creighton University Campuses and conducted by Creighton faculty and students within the University and CHI Health facilities.
        • Making suggestions regarding process improvements to increase efficiency of review.
        • Maintaining and upholding AAHRRP Accreditation and other best practices by remaining compliant with AAHRPP organizational standards; ensuring that ethical standards are constantly being met by following written policies and procedures for reviewing the scientific or scholarly validity of proposed research studies
        • Help in overseeing the quality assurance monitoring of the Human Research protection Plan (HRPP), including research protocols and investigation of matters of non-compliance. Assisting with the implementation of corrective action plans, as needed, in accordance with Creighton IRB policies and procedures and conditions imposed following external audits conducted by agencies charged with the oversight of human subject protection and welfare
        • Working with IRB leadership to review, develop, and implement HRPP policies and procedures.
        • Completing other research and compliance duties or special projects as assigned. Continuing Education
          • Staying current with regulatory changes in human research protections regulations and policies, providing guidance to the university research community regarding the interpretation and application of these regulations and policies.
          • This position will work Monday to Friday, normal business hours. Candidates will have their choice of in-office locations - Omaha, NE, or Phoenix, AZ. Depending on qualifications, this position may be eligible for remote work. Qualifications
            • Minimum of two-years of IRB or HRPP experience; 4-6 years IRB or HRPP experience preferred (experience working a research environment in an Academic Medical Center, higher education, or related field is may be counted as equivalent to IRB or HRPP experience depending on prior job functions and responsibilities)
            • Bachelor s Degree in related field
            • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of federal regulations governing IRBs, including 21 CFR 50 and 56, and 45 CFR 46
            • Knowledge or experience in ethics and/or health, law, healthcare administration, research process and health care settings including regulatory aspects that involve human research subjects and IRBs.
            • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook.
              Required Licenses/Certifications
              CIP certification or CIP eligibility

              Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
              • Ability to function effectively and collaboratively as a team member while exercising independent and sound judgment
              • Critical thinking skills and attention to detail
              • Ability to make accurate and appropriate independent judgments, including when to escalate issues, and able to accept direct supervision
              • Self-Motivated to function independently within a deadline-driven environment
              • Strong organization and time management skills, able to prioritize work with multiple and conflicting demands in a deadline-oriented environment
              • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, and building and maintaining respectful, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
              • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings
              • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students
              • Knowledge or experience in ethics and/or health, law, healthcare administration, research process and health care settings
              • Knowledge in research process including regulatory aspects that involve human research subjects and Institutional Review Boards
              • Ability to work beyond normal business hours at times depending upon departmental needs Physical Requirements

                Seeing: 75 - 100%, Hearing: 75-100%, Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-75%, Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: up to 10 lbs.), Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%, Travel: Yes (less than 5%), Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

                At Creighton University, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.

                AAP/EEO Statement: Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

                Disclosure Statement : This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Creighton University, Omaha , Senior IRB Administrator, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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