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Posted Job Title
Director for Human Research Protections
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Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Vice Provost for Research, the Director for Human Research Protection develops and implements University policy and procedures for the function of the University' s multiple IRBs, and ensures compliance with all federal and state statutes and regulations on protection of human subjects. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Act as advisor to the Vice Provost for Research and other University officials on human research regulations, ethics, and compliance; Maintain AAHRPP accreditation; Represent IRB through membership on University, national and local committees, attend related events and meetings; Serve as spokesperson for University on ethical and regulatory issues; Oversee IRB budget; Supervise regulatory and ethical review of over 4500 protocols; implementing innovative approaches to process optimization; Serve as voting member of IRBs with signature authority for IRB related actions; Supervise staff, including hiring, conducting performance evaluations, establishing priorities and deadlines. Manage human subjects protection across multiple hospitals.
MA/MS plus 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; certification as an IRB professional (CIP) strongly preferred; previous experience directly dealing with IRB and human subject research, preferably at a director level; detailed knowledge of applicable federal regulations related to IRB and clinical research; previous supervisory experience; excellent oral and written communications skills; strong computer skills; strong customer service skills; previous budgetary experience preferred.
Job Location - City, State
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$108,411.00 - $205,981.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00003219
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.