Inova Health System’s Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) has an opening for an IRB Coordinator. In this role, the successful candidate will coordinate and implement daily activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations for the protections of human subjects participating in research at Inova. The Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of a local IRB committee. The candidate must have the ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously and to effectively prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
Conducts Pre-review to ensure submissions are complete. Provides initial feedback to research investigators regarding submission completeness, compliance with appropriate regulations, IRB guidelines and institutional policies prior to assignment to review by the IRB.
Coordinates the review of IRB submissions and prepares monthly IRB meeting agenda and minutes
Communicates IRB review determinations to investigators. Compose clear, concise, and detailed correspondence to investigators to ensure that committee concerns, questions, and rationale are appropriately communicated to researchers; evaluates investigator’s response to identify potential issues for research reviewers
Prepares IRB meeting minutes to accurately reflect committee discussions, effectively interprets and summarizes committee discussions and reviewer comments.
Accurately and completely organizes and collates IRB files according to the Inova HRPP policies and procedures.
Assists investigators and study staff in the creation or revision of documents to be seen by research subjects.
Assist with training and orientation of new committee members
Reviews guidance and source materials related to compliance for continuing improvement of knowledge base related to human subjects’ protections.
Pursue CIP certification within 1 year of employment or within one year of completing eligibility.
Perform additional functions as needed, in support of the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) operations and IRB boards.
Maintain collaborative team relationships with peers, colleagues and researchers and effectively contribute to working group’s goals while fostering positive work environment.
Attend webinars, workshops and conferences to learn new approaches for the application of federal regulations. IND2
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree; 2 or more years of experience and knowledge directly related to IRB issues and human subjects research protection or equivalent combination of experience and education (typical experience might include ethics, clinical trial performance -industry or sponsor-investigator, and/or experience in an academic health center or medical school IRB).
Knowledge of applicable federal regulations related to IRB and clinical research; demonstrated administrative skills.
The candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Possess excellent written and oral communications skills and customer service skills.
Certification of IRB Professional (CIP) is highly desirable or will be required within 12 months of employment.
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.
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