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Director of IRB & IACUC - Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Company: Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description - Director of IRB & IACUC - Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (2015481)

Job Description

Director of IRB & IACUC - Office of Research Integrity and Compliance - 2015481

Description : The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) supports all research related activity and works with faculty, students, and staff to ensure that research is conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations. We strive to champion compliance without impeding the process of research, and work reciprocally in a number of areas including Human Subject Research, Personal and Organizational Conflict of Interest, Responsible Conduct of Research, Global Export Compliance, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Research Misconduct. We are searching for a Director of IRB and IACUC to join the team. Under the general direction of the Executive Director for ORIC and the Associate VP for Research Operations, you will be responsible for providing direction and leadership as a central resource for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Care and Use of Animals (IACUC) programs. You will ensure that research activities are planned and conducted in accordance with regulations and University policy. You will lead programs to educate and communicate to the research community and provide support for researchers.  Core responsibilities include: • Acts as liaison between the IRB/IACUC and other departments on campus to ensure the university’s compliance with applicable research regulations.

• Interpret and clarify policies, procedures and regulations to ensure consistent decision-making.

• Develop, implement and manage efficient procedures to facilitate the processing of human and animal subject research protocols in accordance with university policy, regulations and sponsor requirements.

• Manages IRB and IACUC staff of six full time employees

• Lead efforts to educate the research community on human and animal subject research compliance and ethics.

• Manage and coach staff, evaluate performance and determine staffing needs.

• Provide guidance for staff, researchers and other university departments related to complex research protocols.

• Other duties as assigned.

You must demonstrate:

• Ability to function well independently and in a team environment.

• Knowledge of regulations and ethical principles related to the ethical conduct of human subjects research.

• Ability to maintain and organize accurate and detailed records.

• Excellent analytical, organizational, reasoning and problem solving skills.

• Ability to quickly analyze large amounts of facts and data in order to generate alternatives and timely solutions for a variety of complex fact patterns.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.

• Ability to train others in a clear and concise manner to promote understanding of new information.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

A combination of five (5) years of the following areas are required:

Experience performing and/or evaluating research for sound design and ethical implementation

Experience in human research protection, and/or institutional review board operations

Experience in animal research protection and IACUC review board operations

Experience in research procedures

Preferred certifications:

Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)

Requirements: Background check

More Information

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Job Function : Research Programming

Primary Location Time Type : Full Time

Minimum Education Level : Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education Level : Master's Degree or equivalent

Whitfield Hall, 143 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 268-3386

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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