HRPP Job Opportunities

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Interested in learning about cutting-edge research conducted by world-class investigators?
Want to explore ethical issues in human subjects’ protections?
Come work with the IRB!

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) currently has the following job opportunities available. Please see below for job descriptions and links to apply.

Job Opportunity #1

Req. Number: 48333BR
IRB Assistant Coordinator
Research Compliance Analyst 2
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights

The IRB Assistant Coordinator works closely with physicians, research scientists and study personnel and is responsible for the review and approval process for the modification and continuing reviews of complex biomedical and social behavioral research studies. The incumbent must be able to perform a thoughtful screening of proposed changes to approved research and identify problematic areas that may require additional clarification. They must ensure the submission receives the appropriate level of review, clearly convey reviewers’ concerns to the scientists proposing the research, and communicate researchers’ responses back to the reviewer. The Assistant Coordinator participates in two IRB meetings each month.

The Assistant Coordinator also performs analytical and business tasks and serves multiple functions in support of the HRPP office, including scheduling coordination and event planning, taking meeting minutes, and providing high-level support to senior HRPP leadership. The Assistant Coordinator must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and exercise sound independent judgment.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/

Contact person: Joanne Mickalian, Joanne.Mickalian@ucsf.edu

Job Opportunities #2 and #3

Req. Number: 48794BR
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator
Research Compliance Analyst 3
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights

Working closely with physicians, research scientists and study personnel, the IRB Coordinator administers, coordinates and facilitates the review and approval of complex biomedical research studies. The IRB Coordinator must be able to perform a thoughtful review of these scientific protocols, identify problematic areas that may require additional clarification, and determine which IRB members have the specific expertise to be able to conduct a review of the science. The IRB Coordinator will provide advice to faculty and staff on how the projects, programs, and applications can best comply with ethical, regulatory, and procedural requirements for human research approval. They will also participate in monthly IRB meetings.

There are two (2) positions available:

  1. The Breast Care Center (BCC) Coordinator is responsible for screening greater than minimal risk and minimal risk human research studies from the Breast Care Center. They will work within the Human Research Protections Program and in close liaison with the BCC leadership to facilitate the review and approval of human research submissions.
  2. The general IRB Coordinator will facilitate the review and approval of a wide variety of biomedical research studies from multiple campus departments.
     

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/

Contact person: Jason Keenan, Jason.Keenan@ucsf.edu

Job Opportunity #4

Req. Number: 48858BR
Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) Coordinator
Research Compliance Analyst 4
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights

The Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) unit of the HRPP conducts post-approval monitoring, education/training and other quality improvement activities. The primary role of the QIU is to monitor the conduct of clinical research to assure the rights and welfare of human research participants and to optimize adherence to federal regulations, state laws, institutional policies and research protocols approved by the UCSF IRB.

The QIU Coordinator ensures that researcher activities comply with regulatory and ethical laws, regulations and procedures to protect human subjects. They does this by providing professional consultation and expertise to physicians, research scientists and study personnel. They also analyze complex post-approval event reports (i.e. protocol violations, adverse events, safety reports) to determine instances of noncompliance or unanticipated problems.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/

Contact person: Laurie Herraiz, Laurie.herraiz@ucsf.edu