The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance (SPARC) is committed to supporting the research endeavors of faculty members and staff at Rice University, by helping them understand their obligations and ensure compliance with applicable governmental regulations and university policies. The IRB Compliance Administrator II is responsible for managing the activities for IRB and provide direction for the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at Rice.
Advises on the development and execution of policies and procedures in compliance with university and federal regulatory requirements
Manages protocol activities, including notifications and verification of compliance with Rice’s policies and procedures
Performs moderately complex protocol activities through consultation with his/her supervisor and compliance committee chair
Plans and coordinates compliance review and follow-up activities
Processes comments, reviews, and investigator responses
Maintains and assists investigators with the protocol submission process, working with both internal and external groups on improving user experience
Manages protocol files for internal and external audits in accordance with regulatory requirements and university policies and procedures
Attends committee meetings and records meeting outcomes
Assists in the preparation of institutional reports, program reviews, and federal reports for the compliance program
Follows up on post approval issues; prepares correspondence; takes notes on discussions or actions during compliance meetings
Provides training to stakeholders on compliance requirements
Applies knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, as well as university policies and practices, to ensure satisfactory compliance
May provide back up support to supervisor in supervisors absence
Performs all other duties as assigned
May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.
3 years of related work experience in any of the following:
IRB research compliance
Working in a regulatory environment with the ability to understand the federal laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to human subjects research ethics
Strong computer skills and understanding of databases (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
Familiarity with IRB and federal and state policies and procedures with the ability to understand the federal laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to human subjects research ethics
Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.