The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) is the team at the core of the University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Human Subjects Protection Program. While Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) review projects involving human subjects research, OPRS develops program-wide policies for the conduct and review of human subject research at USC. In addition, OPRS provides educational and training resources, two newsletters (Human Subjects Research Newsletter, Clinical Research Coordinator Newsletter), maintains the OPRS/IRB website, offers in-person presentations for Research Coordinators, IRBs, and USC researchers.
OPRS also conducts a wide ranging Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program to identify and implement efficiencies and best practices in submission, review, oversight and conduct of human subject research. An annual IRB satisfaction survey, and not- for-cause- audits are CQI activities as well.
The OPRS is seeking a Program Administrator who will participate in the above mentioned activities, as well as manage the OPRS department.
Keep up with the federal regulations and latest news surrounding Human Subjects Research through listservs/newsletters, websites and other available publications
Synergize and disseminate collected information into training modules and other medium for university population’s consumption
Provide technical/informational support for the human subjects online education system
Work to improve Continuous Quality Improvement methods and procedures including in-person audits, online audits, annual surveys and compile summary of findings
Assist with the day-to-day administrative functions of the department (i.e., calendaring, supply ordering, meeting logistic coordination)
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