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IRB Analyst II - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2022
Title IRB Analyst II - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • University Administration

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property oversight of the use human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents and blood borne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers environmental health and safety implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship and working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research, and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated committee that reviews all human subject research proposals to ensure that protocols are in place for the protection and welfare of human research participants. The Office of the Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) IRB is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Tufts University Human Subject Protections Program on the Medford Campus.

What You'll Do

This is a dynamic position that oversees human subject research conducted by student and faculty investigators overseen by the Tufts University Social-Behavioral & Educational Research Institutional Review Board (SBER IRB). The IRB Analyst II is responsible for supporting the overall administration of the human subjects research review and approval process, providing high-level support and guidance to investigators and other stakeholders, and streamlining IRB processes. Through these activities, the IRB Analyst II helps ensure that the University's human subjects research activities are in compliance with institutional SOPs and international, federal, state, and local rules and regulations, and the ethical principles regarding the use of human subjects in research to protect the safety, rights, and welfare of participants. With training, the IRB Analyst II is capable of performing duties with minimal supervision and advising more junior IRB analysts on the completion of their duties. This position works closely with SBER IRB Members, other IRB analysts, and staff within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, reporting to the Manager of IRB Operations for the SBER IRB Office.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2-4 years of human subjects research experience
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently, meet deadlines, and respond to ad hoc requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to work with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment
  • Ability to learn software pertinent to IRB administration and oversight
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IRB experience
  • CIP (Certified IRB Professional)
  • Familiarity with Huron IRB software solution protocol management system

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
There may be a need to work additional hours during times when there is an unexpectedly high volume of protocol submissions.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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