East Tennessee State University (ETSU) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director, Office for Protection of Human Research Subjects.
Located in northeast Tennessee's Appalachian Mountains, ETSU is a growing state-supported institution service over 14,500 students, including more than 2.400 graduate students.
Director of the Office for Protection of Human Research Subjects is responsible to the Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs for supervising the coordinators of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to ensure that the procedures and records of the IRB meet all federal requirements and for coordinating administration of federally mandated educational programs related to university policies concerning human subjects protection; planning and conducting compliance audits to determine compliance, efficiency, effectiveness and management of human research records; making recommendations for improved controls and operating procedures to the Vice Provost for Research and the IRBs; performance of other related duties as assigned.
ETSU has two IRBs with more than 600 active studies. The Campus IRB primarily reviews social science studies submitted by faculty, staff, and students at ETSU. The Medical IRB primarily reviews clinically oriented studies submitted by faculty, staff, and students in the ETSU health science colleges, including; Quillen College of Medicine, Gatton College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, College of Nursing, and College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. In addition, the ETSU Medical IRB serves as the IRB of record for the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Legacy Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), now affiliated with Ballad Health.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and at least one year's experience working with a medical IRB, or Compliance, and/or Clinical Trials coordination required. Advanced skill with Microsoft applications, which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint and other web-based applications. Demonstrated excellent knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to research on human subjects.
Bachelor's degree in the biomedical or health related fields, nursing, social sciences, or a master's degree preferred; experience in working with healthcare systems preferred.
Interested Applicants -
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is May 1, 2019. Applications, including a letter of interest that addresses accomplishments and experience relevant to the position, a detailed CV, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of three references should be submitted through the university’s electronic application system: http://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/12095
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. William R. Duncan, Search Committee Chair, Director of the Office for the Protection of Human Research Subjects, email@example.com
East Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO Employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: AS00311P
About East Tennessee State University (ETSU)
East Tennessee State University is a regional state-supported institution serving approximately 14,500 students yearly, and is located in a beautiful, prosperous, Southern Appalachian Mountain community. The northeast corner of Tennessee, which surrounds Johnson City (population 66,361) is metropolitan in population (a million people within a seventy-five mile radius) but provides a friendly, small town atmosphere. The area abounds in scenic beauty and in places of historical interest.