Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Employment Type: Part Time 40
Shift: Day
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Job Code: 8470

The RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST is primarily responsible for the management of applications submitted for IRB review. In this capacity, the individual must demonstrate sound judgment, as well as analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Additionally, the RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST will coordinate all required ancillary reviews related to all IRB applications and will facilitate completion of necessary action items required to maintain regulatory compliance. The assigned job responsibilities require a firm foundation in the guidance and regulations that govern the inclusion of human subjects in research.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assisting in the performance of a detailed analysis of all applications submitted for IRB review;
  • Assisting in the preparation for IRB and other research related meetings, including the preparation of agendas and associated materials;
  • Assisting with the coordination of special projects that will better the Research Program;
  • Providing education/workshops for the research community related to identified research areas;
  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive files for all IRB records, communications, and other files;
  • Coordinating meetings with ancillary departments to develop processes around the conduct of research in applicable area;
  • Auditing compliance with federal regulations pertaining to research.
  • Performing other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Education and Experience:
An Associate’s degree, with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in a structured business office. A working knowledge of the federal regulations governing human subject’s research is preferred.


Required Skills and Abilities:
*Excellent writing skills are needed to generate clear, precise, detailed and grammatically correct technical letters, memos, and reports.
*Exceptional analytical ability is necessary in order to apply knowledge of federal regulations and institutional policy to research proposals.
*Superior organizational skills and attention to accuracy are required in order to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities and a high volume workload.
*Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a capacity to work well with multiple constituencies of various educational and social backgrounds.

*Demonstrated computer skills, and proficiency with MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access or similar software programs
*Must be motivated and have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Must know when to refer issues to Supervisor and have the ability to make accurate and appropriate independent judgments, but be able to accept direct supervision. Ability to meet production within established time and quality standards is required.

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