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The Office of IRB Administration (OIA), a key element of UCSD's overall program of protections for human research subjects, is responsible for the implementation, management and oversight of the review of human subjects research and stem cell research conducted by UCSD investigators. The OIA supports seven research review committees: six federally mandated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs- 5 biomedical, 1 social & behavioral) and a Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee. The OIA also works with a range of external IRBs to facilitate review of human subjects research.
Under the direction of OIA leadership, the IRB Analyst will manage/support the review of the Exempt and Expedite applications, in addition, as needed, may assist in the support of the six Federally mandated human subject research review committees, four Biomedical Institutional Review Boards (IRB) which review research for the UCSD, and Rady Children's Hospital and a Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB that reviews research for the UCSD campus.
It is expected that the Analyst will use research compliance concepts, apply UC/UCSD policies and procedures to review and/or pre-review moderately complex, minimal risk research protocols. Expectation is that the Analyst will works independently in most cases without a great deal of supervision or oversight for routine or standard assignments. Will occasionally pre-reviews or highlights potential issues of concern for department heads or committee members to consider in their review of research protocols that qualify for full review. The Analyst will also collaborate with other UCSD entities, as needed such as conflict of interest, radiation safety, biosafety committee, and may finalize committee deliberations, when needed.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training. Relevant experience includes IRB related duties, working as a clinical research coordinator and/ monitor.
Proven independence, planning and decision-making abilities to complete assigned duties. Ability to self-evaluate self-starting capability, resourcefulness, and creativity to formulate and propose innovate solutions and improvement to the duties of the position.
Thorough knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations, and policies. Ability to stay up to date on relevant regulatory issues, changes, and revisions to policy that are required for current job.
Strong ability to solve problems, issues; listen, interpret and confirm understanding of others' communications; and be objective.
Effective, efficient and tactful oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and firmness in interaction with faculty, students, staff and IRB members, subjects and others. Ability to communicate in a professional, positive, and persuasive manner.
Proficiency with computers, including the ability to operate personal computer software with sophisticated retrieval, storage, and merging capabilities.
Demonstrated time management skills and the flexibility to accommodate changing priorities in unit.
Ability to work in a team oriented setting, to prioritize work, and to follow through on routine assignments with minimal direction.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Rare to Occasional attendance needed at IRB meeting which occur after normal working hours (currently scheduled on Thursdays at 5 pm and last 2-3 hours).
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