IRB Coordinator

Working from home
Oct 27, 2022
Nov 25, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive Resources is seeking an IRB Administrative Support person with demonstrated experience ensuring research protocols submitted for VINCI IRB protocol are assessed in an efficient manner for completeness, accuracy, and level of review according to applicable regulation and/or institutional policy.

This role includes working with the VA in support of IRB project management and administrative activities. The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert in data repository protocol design, would likely have participated in multiple types of studies (observational, clinical trials), has been published, has written protocols before, understands data safety/structures, and likely has some statistical training. This role will also support ORD STORE protocol development.

This is an immediate hire position and will be 100% remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review IRB submission for completeness and proper content and communicate to investigators any deficiencies.
  • Assist in assigning reviewers for full board and expedited reviews.
  • Act as a liaison between reviewers and investigators to ensure any requested changes are made.
  • Draft letters and assist with drafting minutes.
  • Assist in orienting investigators and coordinators as to proper protocol submission and explaining submission and review process.
  • Respond to general questions from investigators and study teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of IRB, project management, research or relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of the scope and function of the IRB as well as the rules and regulations governing the conduct of human subjects research are required.
  • Ability to advise and counsel on matters of general research compliance and ethical human participant research practices.
  • Must possess excellent technical writing and verbal skills and strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • High level of experience and comfort working independently with senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, medical professionals, and external agencies in complex organizations.
  • Proficient with relevant computer programs, including IRBNet web-based software and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must possess discretion and mature judgment, as confidential information is routinely encountered.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and manage deadlines.
  • Experience with VA/DoD and knowledge of military populations.

Client Information

VA Research is fourfold: to improve Veterans' health and well-being via basic, translational, clinical, health services, and rehabilitative research; to apply scientific knowledge to develop effective individualized care solutions for Veterans; to attract, train, and retain the highest-caliber investigators, and nurture their development as leaders in their fields; and to assure a culture of professionalism, collaboration, accountability, and the highest regard for research volunteers' safety and privacy. VA Research is unique because of its focus on health issues that affect Veterans. It is part of an integrated health care system with a state-of-the-art electronic health record and has come to be viewed as a model for superior bench-to-bedside research. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks to create access to enterprise-level support for research and development activities conducted at VA Research Facilities in all VISNs.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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