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IRB Manager

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Position Details

Position Number 42247
Class Title IRB Manager
Job Description

Manages the University’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) which reviews research protocol submissions for the protection of human subjects in research and adheres to the Common Rule and the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Human Research Protections and the Office of Civil Rights code of federal regulations which applies to research. to assure compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and policies pertaining to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).

Manages/supervises the daily operations of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in promoting the welfare and rights of human research participants to maximize subject protection; institutional compliance; and program quality, effectiveness and efficiency.

Assists the Associate Vice President for Research by providing the names and qualifications of possible new IRB members. Oversees the creation of appointment letters for new members and the tracking of membership changes and dates. Arranges for new members to attend an observational IRB meeting and orientation training.

Manages IRB staff members, work flow and customer service to maintain high quality working relationships with faculty and student researchers who conduct research involving human subjects, data, biological specimens, medical devices, and biological products or in vitro diagnostic processes and/or products.

Reviews high-risk and complex studies, reported adverse events and unanticipated problems and advises IRB Chair.

Manages the IRB budget and human resources activities which include creating job descriptions, reviewing applications, interviewing applicants, hiring, and conducting annual performance evaluations.

Identifies training needs of support personnel and provides clarification and education as needed.

Develops and maintains guidelines for the HRPP/IRB including standards of excellence necessary for developing, obtaining and maintaining full accreditation status with the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Such guidelines establish documentation processes and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, institutional policy, and the University’s federal-wide assurance for the protection of human subjects in research.

Functions as liaison between IRB Chair, Vice-chairs, committee members, government and institutional officials, University legal counsel, investigators, research subjects, and the New England IRB (an independent IRB which will review Phase I and II clinical trials until a biomedical IRB is established relative to the development of the Medical School).

Identifies revised and new government regulations or guidance regarding the conduct of human subjects research particularly from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Informs and advises University institutional officials, IRB members, investigators and department chairs or institute directors as appropriate. Updates University materials and websites to incorporate the most current regulations.

Develops a quality assurance monitoring program to audit internal procedures of investigators in coordination with the Office of Research & Commercialization compliance office to ensure quality and continued compliance. Updates educational programs for investigators to include lack of knowledge areas identified in the audits.

Develops and/or oversees the development of educational materials and presentations to promote ethical conduct in research and enhance understanding of investigator responsibilities and IRB processes. Provides information and training regarding research-related issues and federal regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Additional Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of HHS 45 CFR 46 and FDA 21 CFR 50 and 56 federal regulations which mandate the protection of human subjects in research and IRB management and function. Knowledge of required elements of consent and IRB requirements for continuing reviews, addendum/modifications, and reporting adverse events.

Special Conditions

State Title: Coordinator, Research Programs/Services

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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 402928
Job Open Date 01/19/2018
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Office of Research & Commercialization (Research)
Department Research-Commercialization
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
If Visiting A&P, please specify timeframe
Job Category A&P
Work Schedule

Monday through Friday
8am to 5pm
Schedule may vary as required

Work Location Orlando (Main)
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc 1
  4. Other Doc 2
  5. Other Doc 3
  6. Other Doc 4