Posted in Compliance 30+ days ago.
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Type: Full Time
Location: Dallas, Texas
Experience and Education
Bachelor s degree in related field and five (5) years of related research experience is required. Advanced science degree strongly preferred. Applicable certification (CIP, CPIA, etc.) or extensive current knowledge of regulations governing human or animal research protections strongly preferred. Previous service on an Institutional Review Board or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) a plus.
* For campus-wide research, provide expert-level knowledge (application and interpretation) of federal regulations (DHHS, PHS, FDA, USDA, HIPAA, etc.), state regulations and policies, and institutional policies relevant to human or animal research and privacy. These include research related policies of UTSW.
* Review complicated scientific research documents and identify substantive ethical and regulatory issues as well as institutional policy issues.
* May approve protocol submissions eligible for expedited/designated member review.
* Document the decision making process as required by federal regulations in applicable reviewer checklists, database and correspondence
* Provide guidance to research committee staff, board members/chairs and researchers on resolving complex and controversial issues
* Solve, recommend and implements solutions for customer and affiliated inter-institution processes and procedures related to protocol submissions and the regulatory review process
* Directs, analyzes, coordinates, and evaluates research committee operation and procedures. Capture and document in the minutes controverted ethical and scientific issues identified during the review process. Summarize judgments/resolution of issues for each item of review
* Reads literature and attends training and other functions as necessary to keep current on changes to regulations and consider implications for institutional review processes
* Provide education and training to faculty and study staff, HRPP/IACUC Office staff and Board members related to the protocol review process and develop and distribute resource materials in an effort to improve protections for research subjects
* Responsible for preparing, sending and tracking incident notifications to researchers, institutional leadership and federal officials as required by federal regulations (i.e., FDA, USDA, HHS, PHS, DOD, DOE, etc.).
* Respond to follow-up inquires by federal agencies, faculty, and officials from affiliated institutions regarding notifications from the research committee.
* Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations associated with and/or receiving benefit from the research program.
* Establishes research committee goals and objectives and directs research committee evaluation and quality control activities; develops and/or approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals.
* Responsible for design, execution, and effectiveness of system of internal controls, which provide reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Work requires excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, and scientists.
* Work requires ability to read, write, analyze data, develop plans and procedures, and coordinate resources to accomplish goals.
* Work requires ability to provide technical assistance and consultation to physicians and other scientists.
* Work requires responsibility for review, recommendation, development, and implementation of policies.
* Work requires computer proficiency and comfort with electronic technology for data management.
Work is performed primarily in general office area.
THIS POSITION IS SECURITY-SENSITIVE AND SUBJECT TO TEXAS EDUCATION CODE 51.215, WHICH AUTHORIZES UT
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