The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels and ensures compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards and external regulations. Our goal at RCO is to help facilitate research and to make sure it is done safely, ethically, and legally. We take pride in being service-oriented.
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Stanford University's IRB is charged with ensuring that all aspects of Stanford’s Human Research Protection Program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies, including standards of excellence necessary for maintaining accreditation status. This position, which is core to Stanford’s research compliance activities, focuses primarily with medical Research.
We are seeking a candidate experienced with regulatory compliance and institutional review boards (IRBs) and that has excellent customer service skills.
In this position, under the direction of the HRPP Associate Director and the IRB Chair, you will conduct in-depth protocol review using advanced regulatory knowledge and experience. The primary responsibility will be to manage the protocol review process and identify issues, and to independently determine whether the components of the proposed research are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, Stanford University policies, and accreditation standards. You will also be involved in:
Developing, implementing, and managing efficient procedures to facilitate the processing of human protocols in accordance with Stanford, federal, accreditation, and state policies and procedures.
Performing review of complex research protocols, including identifying problems and issues in the submission application and contacting the investigator orally or in writing to request additional materials.
Planning and coordinating IRB review and follow-up activities.
Serving as an expert liaison between the research investigator and the reviewer; educate parties on relevant and emerging regulations and related risk management issues.
Applying knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, as well as university policies and practices, to ensure satisfactory compliance.
Providing assistance to management in preparation for accreditation and in various compliance and quality assurance activities.
*Please note this position may require the following:
Occasional work on evenings and weekends or on-standard hours based on project or business needs.
Occasional cross campus and local travel
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory information regarding the use of human/animal participation in research and teaching.
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of human/animal research protection standards.
Strong knowledge of grants and contracts function. Significant working knowledge of research procedures and
terminology, medical terminology, clinical trials, and research data management.
In-depth understanding of operational requirements pertaining to management and implementation of protocol process.
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of human/animal subjects and Stanford, federal and state policies and procedures.
Knowledge of research procedures and terminology, medical terminology, clinical trials, and research data management.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Institutional Review Board professional certification desirable.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
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Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
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Please note that due to current COVID-19 safety measures, our office is working fully remote through Spring 2021. Once COVID-19 safety measures are no longer applicable, this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting, subject to satisfactory job performance.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
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Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.