DSHS Management Analyst 4/ Research Review Coordinator
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
January 10, 2018
52788.00 - 69240.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
We are seeking your skills and experience to independently perform expedited and full Board review of research applications, review exempt determinations, perform general compliance oversight, and assist in the maintenance and organization of agency and institutional compliance paperwork. In addition, this position will provide training coordination, budgetary preparation and analyze and prepare performance measures for the Washington State Institutional Review Board (WSIRB) in the Department of Social and Health Services. The primary responsibility in this role is to review human subjects research conducted under the jurisdiction of multiple Washington state agencies.
WSIRB functions are unique. The work is governed by federal as well as state law, and presents a critical component of the human subject protection programs for several Washington State agencies.
Some of what you will do:
In consultation with the IRB Administrator, review research submissions under the jurisdiction of six Washington state agencies for compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements governing human subject research.
Evaluate, investigate, and determine the extent to which individual research proposals comply with a multitude of complex state and federal laws and regulations as well as state agency policies and procedures.
Review study aims and methods to ensure compliance with standards for sound research design.
Assist with the maintenance of the Electronic Protocol Management System (EPMS).
This will include working and communicating with the EPMS vendor, agency staff, WSIRB members, and researchers
Review, analyze and monitor annual review and compliance reports (study progress reports) for renewal of studies beyond the initial period of WSIRB approval.
Evaluate compliance with WSIRB-approved procedures and identify deficiencies in reports and submissions as well as deviations from WSIRB-approved policies and procedures. Design, develop and conduct educational activities for over 11 State Agencies on behalf of WSIRB.
Analyze policy manuals, forms, instructions to researchers, and review worksheets to identify and recommend ways to improve the quality of reviews and of proposals submitted for review, and to accommodate increasing volume and complexity of workloads.
Maintain and organize Agency and institutional compliance paperwork
A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, or a related field and three to four years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations or comparable combination of graduate education and
Four years of experience and/or equivalent education in a research related position (conducting, overseeing, analyzing), analyzing policies, laws, rules or regulations or comparable combination of graduate education and
Current human subject protections training in social and behavioral and/or biomedical research or ability to obtain within 2 months of employment
Current qualification or certification as an Institutional Review Board professional (CIP) from the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals or ability to obtain within two years of employment.
Other desired skills and abilities
Experience in providing technical assistance or advice to researchers, IRB members and IRB support staff regarding human research protocol submissions, including familiarity in use of Electronic Protocol Management Systems (EPMS) for processing and documenting all actions and decisions related to research review, approval and oversight
Knowledge and understanding of IRB rules and regulations. Familiarity with 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 56, and RCW 42.48 is desired.Â
Experience administering or applying state and federal human subjects protection laws to research is preferred.
About Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
This position reports to the IRB Administrator within the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA) of DSHS.
RDA is an exceptional place to work; this position has the responsibility to complete challenging and independent protocol reviews; and, the subject matter is meaningful and engaging as we work with researchers trying to evaluate scientific questions and the impact of multiple state prog...rams that affect people throughout the state.
The Human Research Review Section is responsible for administering laws and policies for the protection of DSHS and other Washington State agencies, including the Department of Early Learning, (DEL), Department of Health (DOH), the Health Care Authority (HCA), Labor and Industries (L&I) and the Office of Financial Management (OFM). This process assures that the rights, welfare, privacy and safety of all persons who participate as subjects in research, or whose personal records are used in research, for which oversight is in the jurisdiction of these state agencies, are appropriately protected.