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

Open Date 04/07/2021

Requisition Number PRN25747B

Job Title Institutional Review Board Crd

Working Title Institutional Review Board Crd

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Monday – Friday

VP Area President

Department 00938 - Institutional Review Board

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment Internal to the Department

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date 04/12/2021

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Coordinates complex and broad administrative matters for the Institutional Review Board ( IRB ) and its various review panels. Assists in the identification of potential regulatory issues with human research protocols, provides technical support and procedural guidance to regulatory or compliance staff.

Experience in a research and/or regulatory environment is preferred, as well as experience interpreting guidelines, policies and federal/state regulations. Working knowledge of medical technology is also preferred.


1.Reviews human research protocol renewal applications in a timely and efficient manner. Helps analyze protocols and records to ensure completeness and compliance with appropriate regulations, IRB guidelines and institutional policies.

2.Assigns studies for review to IRB members based on member’s expertise and resolves questions or concerns that arise during the review.

3.Coordinates and attends review committee meetings. Prepares meeting agendas and materials. Records medical and ethical issues discussed and ensures accurate documentation of final committee determinations.

4.Composes clear, concise and detailed correspondence to principal investigators to ensure that committee concerns, questions and rationale are appropriately communicated to researchers. Evaluates investigator’s responses to determine if they are adequate or if additional information is needed.

5.Provides guidance to regulatory or compliance staff on IRB policies, submission of application materials and review requirements.

6.Provides day-to-day administrative coordination between investigators, research staff and research reviewers.

7.Makes recommendations to policies and procedures as they are developed or revised.

8.Maintains a current understanding of Federal, State, and University laws, regulations and guidelines governing human subject research; attends educational and professional seminars as required to stay current in areas related to human subject research compliance.

9.Maintains accurate IRB files in both electronic and hard-copy formats.

Challenges encountered by the incumbent include working in a very fast-paced environment involving multiple ongoing studies; coordinating with numerous personnel who are often under intense time lines; maintaining positive working relationships with investigators while pursuing responses necessary for the approval of research protocol.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area plus one year of related experience, or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations, time management and effective written and verbal communication skills also required.

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.


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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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