As the IRB Analyst I, you will work under the supervision of the Associate Director, IRB Operations & Education. You will be primarily responsible for the management of a caseload of applications received for IRB review, performing a detailed analysis of all applications submitted. You will serve as a primary point of contact with the research community. You will:
Maintain responsibility for protocols submitted for IRB review, demonstrating an ability to learn and apply the principles and regulations related to human subject research.
Perform pre-committee analysis of protocols confirming completeness and compliance with regulations and IRB policies; determines the most expeditious processing mechanism allowed for an application and recommending this method to IRB reviewers; attends IRB meetings and provides technical support and guidance on regulatory matters; writes comprehensive meeting minutes outlining the ethical and medical issues analyzed by the committee; and accurately documents the final determinations of the IRB.
Compose clear, concise and detailed correspondence to investigators to ensure that the concerns, rationale, and technical questions of the IRB are quickly and intelligibly communicated to the researchers; conducting staff evaluation of investigator's response to identify potential issues for IRB reviewers; issuing approval documents; and maintaining accurate updates in the Departmental online submission and tracking system.
Advise investigators and research staff on federal regulations and IRB submission requirements and assisting them, as needed, in the preparation of IRB submissions, consent form drafts and/or responses to IRB correspondence.
Participate, as requested, in departmental quality improvement activities by identifying needs in department operations and making recommendations for their improvement, focusing on continued improvement of the Departmental online submission and tracking application, workflow and activities related to IRB processing; and assisting with other special projects as assigned.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.