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Texas A&M University Human Research Protection Program Coordinator in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Human Research Protection Program Coordinator

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html) .

Who we are

The Division of Research supports one of the largest research universities in the United States and one of only seventeen universities to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. We are committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation. To learn more, visit https://vpr.tamu.edu/.

What we want

The Division of Research is seeking a Research Compliance Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the Institutional Review Board administrative processes, providing pre-review of research applications as related to ethical and regulatory requirements, providing the first line of response to investigator questions or concerns, providing consultation and education to investigators related to human subjects research compliance, and participating in outreach activities or other program functions as needed.

The preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in a biomedical, health science, social science or related field and three years of experience in human subjects research compliance. We seek to hire a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. We need an individual who will support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’/References: A cover letter, resume’, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Three years of experience including a minimum of one year of experience in human subjects research compliance or CIP Certified

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the federal regulations regarding human subjects, including HHS and FDA

  • Ability to demonstrate analytical skills, gather, interpret, organize, and present complex research compliance data

  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams of external and internal individuals

  • Must be well organized

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of standard software, such as Word, Excel, Adobe, and Access

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a biomedical, health science, social science or related field

  • Three years’ experience in human subjects research compliance

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain personal and professional working relationship with people of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and Protocol Review - Coordinates all aspects of the IRB review based on knowledge of institutional guidelines and federal regulations. Consults and advises faculty, staff, and students in the preparation of protocol applications. Provides pre-reviews of protocols including determinations of exempt status.

  • HRPP Resources & Contact - Provides expertise about human subjects research to investigators and committee members related to regulatory and institutional guidelines. Responsible for effective communication and timely responses related to research reviews. Responds to questions regarding the HRPP compliance program.

  • IRB Support - Provides coordination and support for the IRB. Prepares for meetings by organizing review materials, agendas, and other meeting related documents. Performs post-review functions by preparing correspondence, minutes, and other reports based upon IRB determinations. Assists supervisor in the development or modification of standard business practices and office processes related to HRPP functions.

  • Records Management - Provides quality assurance oversight of data entry related to research submissions, reports, and notices. Maintains electronic and paper files ensuring all are accurate and complete.

  • Training and Development:

  • Assists the supervisor in the development of training materials or administrative processes. Conducts and participates in regulatory training or outreach activities as needed.

  • Other - Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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