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IRB Compliance Specialist

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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IRB Compliance Specialist The George Mason University Office of Research Integrity and Assurance invites applications for an IRB (Institutional Review Board) Compliance Specialist.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities:Performs analysis of protocols to review for completeness and compliance with regulations and IRB policies, sending the protocol to a board member for expedited review, or recommending that it be reviewed by the entire board;Determines the most expeditious processing mechanism allowed for an application based on an understanding of the proposed research and an interpretation of appropriate guidelines;Determines whether the protocol constitutes human subject research and assigns the appropriate category under federal guidelines;Makes exemption determinations;Attends monthly IRB meetings and provides technical support and guidance on regulatory matters;Writes highly detailed meeting minutes to outline the issues analyzed by the committee and accurately documents the final determinations of the IRB;Composes 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;Conducts an evaluation of the investigator's response to identify potential issues for IRB reviewers;Determines when IRB requirements for approval have been met and issues approval documents;Maintains accurate electronic IRB files;Assists in creating meeting agendas and meeting material preparation; andMeets with investigators and research staff to advise them on federal regulations and IRB submission requirements, and assists them as needed in the preparation of submission forms.Required Qualifications:Experience working in a research environment and familiarity with the IRB;Excellent writing skills are needed to generate clear, precise, detailed and grammatically correct technical letters, memos and reports;Exceptional analytical ability is necessary in order to apply knowledge of federal regulations and institutional policy to research proposals;Superior organizational skills and attention to detail are required in order to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities and a high-volume workload;Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills with a capacity to work well with multiple constituencies of various educational and social backgrounds;Proficiency in the use of multimedia hardware and software applications including the use of MS Windows, database, spreadsheet and word processing, and familiar with online protocol submission systems; andMust have the ability to make accurate and appropriate independent judgments, but able to accept direct supervision and know when to refer issues to supervisor.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or combination of education and experience;Experience in reviewing IRB applications and applying DHHS and FDA regulations;Current CIP certification or ability to pass CIP certification exam in the first year of employment; andExperience using electronic submission/tracking systems.Must be a citizen of the United States, a person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a "Green Card" holder), a person who is a "protected individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or a person who is otherwise able to become generally eligible to receive unclassified technical data pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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