The University of Kansas Medical Center – Wichita campus
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) seeks an IRB staff member for our Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). KUMC is one of 26 U.S. universities that have a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, a National Institute on Aging-designated Alzheimer’s disease center and a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award. Accredited since 2007, the HRPP participates in SMART IRB, CTSA’s Trial Innovation Network, NIH StrokeNet and PCORnet Greater Plains Collaborative as well as multiple other single IRB arrangements.
The KU School of Medicine (KUSM-W) has campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina. This position is located on our Wichita campus. The generalist is a vital team member of the overall HRPP and interacts very closely with colleagues on the Kansas City campus. The position involves occasional travel to the Kansas City and to regional and national meetings.
Key activities for the IRB Generalist include the following:
Represent the IRB and the KUMC Office of Compliance to faculty and staff who are proposing human subjects research through KUSM-W.
Pre-screen electronic submissions of research proposals from the Wichita and Kansas City campuses to determine the applicable institutional and regulatory requirements
Electronically distribute the reviews to representatives of the IRB and other internal offices (such as HIPAA, Conflict of Interest, etc.) as applicable
Clearly communicate the results of reviews to the study team and coordinate their response to compliance requirements
Field questions from research personnel regarding institutional and regulatory requirements and the status of reviews
Ensure that all regulatory and institutional requirements are met prior to issuing final study approval
Process the electronic submission of other activities daily, including, but not limited to, amendments, continuation reviews and closure requests for research overseen by the KUMC IRB and by external IRBs
Assist colleagues who are training investigators in the use of the electronic submission system
KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
*Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.
A bachelor's degree or combination of education and relevant experience handling complex information, such as insurance, health care, banking, office management
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and work successfully in a highly regulated environment which demands consistent accuracy and attention to detail
Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact professionally with faculty and staff
Demonstrated reliability and a proven work ethic
High degree of skill and aptitude for working in an electronic environment
Ability to maintain a customer-service orientation in a high-volume office
Applicants must submit a cover letter specifically addressing exactly how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements of this particular job
Internal Number: 01203111
About University of Kansas Medical Center
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at www.kumc.edu.
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