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UT Health Coordinator, Institutional Review Board in United States

Coordinator, Institutional Review Board



Requisition #: 190002DC

Position Summary:

Assists the Director in overseeing the operational issues necessary to ensure the timely and accurate processing of protocol submissions to the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) to ensure the office addresses the daily needs of the CPHS and investigators.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Serves as an administrator and advisor for the CPHS committees.

  2. Prepares reports, forms, manuals, and agendas submitted for review and approval.

  3. Supervises the documentation of all CPHS activities and assures the documentation is in compliance with all Federal and State regulations and laws.

  4. Tracks productivity and turnaround time of matters submitted for review and approval.

  5. Assists the Director in determining the level of review for research studies.

  6. Coordinates the monthly meetings and regular sub-committee meetings.

  7. Assures the implementation of CPHS recommendations.

  8. Composes letters and other communications designed to assure prompt communication among members of CPHS and between the office and investigators.

  9. Manages the flow of information between CPHS and investigators.

  10. Performs other duties as required.


Certified IRB Professional (CIP) certification preferred.

Familiarity with medical terminology and Federal and State regulations is preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of related experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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