University of Utah Institutional Review Board Adm in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/03/2018

Requisition Number PRN17695B

Job Title Institutional Review Board Adm

Working Title Institutional Review Board Adm

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

VP Area President

Department 00938 - Institutional Review Board

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 75000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Coordinates and oversees all technical, operational and regulatory issues associated with human research protections and compliance for the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Provides direct consultation, facilitation, decision support and educational programming to research faculty and staff.


This position will be primarily responsible for Quality Improvement & Compliance activities for theIRB.

Essential Functions

1. Conducts initial review of human research protocol applications, reviewing all amendments and determining the level of risk to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations,IRBguidelines and institutional policies.

2. Approves deviations from policy, clarifies special conditions and analyzes differences from initial protocol applications.

3. Interprets and provides comprehensive guidance to principal investigators, research and support staff on complex human subjects’ research regulations. Ensures the conduct of high quality human subject research.

4. Plans, develops and administers comprehensive educational programs pertaining to human research protections andIRBreview processes for members of theIRBprincipal investigators, research and support staff.

5. Makes recommendations to the ongoing development of electronic protocol submission and tracking system. Develops and maintains web pages and web-based training programs.

6. Develops and revisesIRBoffice policies and procedures, forms and content of guidelines and other materials posted on theIRBwebsite.

7. Responds to external compliance audits. Regularly prepares reports onIRBoffice activities and assesses regulatory compliance withIRBdocumentation requirements.

8. Meets with members of research staffs to address process and procedure improvements. Serves on various University committees.

9. Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of theIRBsupport staff, which includes training, evaluating performance, ensuring adequate office coverage and ensuring procedural deadlines are met.

Problem Solving

Incumbents face the challenge of staying abreast of continually changing human research regulations in order to make changes to internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new regulations, as well as communicating the changes in an effective and timely manner. Incumbents use considerable discretion in their daily work and must communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies regarding delicate matters.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus four years related experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Master’s degree in a related field, management experience, knowledge of human research Federal regulations, medical terminology preferred. Experience in the design and conduct of educational or training andIRBcertification also preferred.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preference for individuals with a regulatory and/or auditing background.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.