The Office of Research is implementing the University of Southern California’s strategic plan by building interdisciplinary research collaborations that address societal needs and by increasing the impact and prominence of our research. The office invests in research initiatives, promotes our research among sponsors, and provides services that ensure that USC achieves the highest ethical standards in its research.
Reporting to the Senior Director, the Associate Director delivers excellent customer service in the following primary areas of responsibility as a member of the management team of the University of Southern California Institutional Review Board (IRB) office:
- Direct and manage IRB staff
- Direct and manage protocol review operations in support of USC’s four Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) as well as interactions with external IRBs
- Assist in the preparation, implementation and communication of policies, procedures and guidance regarding complex regulatory requirements to multiple audiences including campus leadership, the USC research community, the IRBs and Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) staff
- Provide support to the Senior Director and fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director
- Demonstrated ability to develop and execute operational plans for IRBs, including assessing needs, setting standards, producing practical policies and procedures, managing and guiding staff, and measuring outcomes
Preferred Years of Experience:
- 8+ years of IRB Experience
Preferred Field of Experience:
- Active status as a Certified IRB Professional (CIP)
- A minimum of 5 years in management position(s) in research administration, preferably at a major research and teaching university with a medical enterprise.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, political acumen and tact dealing with internal and external stakeholders and constituents
- Excellent oral and written communication, problem solving and analytical skills necessary to understand, synthesize and use technical and regulatory information, as well as negotiate legal agreements.
- Detailed working knowledge of ethical principles and regulatory information regarding the protection of human research subjects (including DHHS and FDA regulations and how those regulations interact with state law).
- Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of and adapt to changes in this body of knowledge is especially important in light of the pending overhaul of the regulations.
- Knowledge of State of California and HIPAA regulations
- Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills to effectively manage and develop staff members to meet the overall goals of the unit. Ability to support staff through periods of change in personnel, business processes, procedures, policy, etc. and actively seek opportunities for positive outcomes.
- Ability to deliver education and training in a variety of settings and tailored to different audiences to achieve clear dissemination of information.
- Ability to work both independently and with teams, manage and prioritize multiple tasks (including effective delegation to others), and to work with frequent interruptions, shifting priorities and changes in management objectives.
- Experience using an electronic IRB system to perform review functions, oversee and evaluate operations and guide others in using the system.
- Experience with medical IRBs is strongly preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 5 years
Minimum Field of Expertise:
- Administrative or project administration experience.
REQ20054354 Posted Date: 01/04/2018
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)