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Institutional Review Board Specialist II

Company: University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Institutional Review Board Specialist II

Functional Title

Human Subjects Research Specialist II


Office of Research and Innovation

Salary Range

$55,000 DOQ

Pay Basis


Position Status

Regular full-time



Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Open Date


Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled


Desired Start Date

Job Summary

Process and review research protocols involving human subjects and related actions in and obtain needed institutional approvals. This position requires excellent communication skills and appropriate application of research administration principles, practices and procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree; Three (3) or more years of professional experience in research administration or regulatory compliance; Three (3) or more years of demonstrated experience conducting regulatory review of research involving biomedical and/or social behavioral research design; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required to work effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, and investigators.

  • Computer proficiency and comfort with electronic technology required.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Complete the pre-review process for new IRB protocol applications, screen revised applications and re-submissions, modification requests and obtain the needed institutional approvals while securely maintaining IRB records as appropriate to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

    • Assist investigators by interpreting applicable policies, procedures, guidelines, federal regulations, and other compliance related requirements and advising them on how to comply with these requirements.

    • Develop and maintain working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations.

    • Provide clear, concise and detailed correspondence to investigators to ensure concerns, questions, and rationale are appropriately communicated.

    • Conduct IRB assistance workshops and training presentations and identify educational opportunities for the UTD research community.

    • Assist IRB team with system improvements and implementation.

    • Reads literature and attends training and other functions as necessary to keep abreast of relevant scientific, regulatory, and technical developments
      related to oversight of research.

    • Other duties as assigned.

      Physical Activities

      Working Conditions

      Additional Information

      The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson has been ranked 16th in Forbes' "America's Best Employers by State."

      What we have to Offer:
      UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We offer an employee-friendly work environment with a comprehensive benefit package including:

      • Competitive Salary

      • Tuition Benefits

      • Medical insurance - including 100% paid employee medical coverage for full-time employees

      • Dental Insurance

      • Vision Insurance

      • Long and short-term disability

      • Retirement Plan Options

      • Paid time off

      • Paid Holidays

        What You Should Know
        UT Dallas is ranked among the "Best of the Best Colleges" for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. "LilyPad" lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).

        FOR FUTURE AVAILABILITY - After the 6 month probationary period, this role maybe eligible for a hybrid (partly remote/partly in office) work schedule, subject to business need and manager approval. May be required to use personal computer and other standard office equipment. Must be located within the DFW Area and have the ability to be on campus with 24 hours of notice. A UT Dallas Remote Work Agreement will be required within 14 days after approval.

        Special Instructions Summary

        Important Message

        1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

        2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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