The Department of Surgery is the third largest Department within Indiana University School of Medicine. We are committed to the education and development of excellent surgical clinicians, incorporating the skills, knowledge and competencies essential for providing a high standard of care to residents across the state of Indiana and beyond. Faculty educators in the Department of Surgery strive to advance surgical scientists and their research and aim to instill the leadership qualities that will empower graduates to excel in all practice settings.
We are seeking a Research Compliance Consultant (IRB Specialist) to join our team who can help share the exciting projects, initiatives, research activities, etc. that are going on within our department. As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana
Performs a final review and screening of research applications to ensure studies meet regulatory approval for criteria; screens revised applications and resubmissions, reviews changes, and approves/raises concerns; attends compliance regulatory meetings (such as IRB) to advise on regulatory and policy issues, and analyze board discussion for action taken on research projects.
Consults with and advises faculty and investigators/researchers on the application submission process; interprets and advises on applicable policies, procedures, guidelines, federal regulations, and other compliance-related requirements.
Acts as a liaison between committees and chairpersons (IRB), investigators, and various university stakeholders (such as Office of Research Administration (ORA), Office of Research Compliance (ORC) including the Radiation Safety Office, Conflict of Interest Committee, etc. as necessary); ensures researchers/investigators are aware of time limits and deadlines.
May serve as a mentor, advisor, educator, and/or resource to other research compliance teams and/or staff; provides necessary education and training to both internal and external researchers, research staff, and other research compliance staff, as needed.
Makes recommendations for streamlining review process such as the revision of applications and consent forms, investigator notification, prior categorization and assignment of application submitted, etc; performs quality checks and ensures the necessary corrective and preventive actions are completed.
May serve as project lead on assigned special projects.
Bachelor's degree (preferably in a related field).
2 years of experience in research administration, research compliance, or related experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Certification for Institutional Review Board Professionals (CIP) upon date of hire.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Demonstrated knowledge of research regulations.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position offers the possibility of a Remote Work Arrangement with a mix of in-person and remote work to adjust for ways that improve productivity and flexibility, while meeting the needs of the candidate, the hiring unit, and the university.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.
New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at email@example.com or by visiting IUPD.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.